What is the ".webp" format?
WebP is an open-source image file format that was developed by Google, offering both lossless and lossy compression while keeping file sizes smaller than several other common formats. The format was expected to be widely adopted after development but, as of right now, usage is fairly limited to Google results.
Currently the WebP format is also supported by most mainstream web browsers: Chrome, Edge, Safari and Firefox. However, WebP images might not be recognized as valid image files in some photo/graphic editing programs, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud Express. When working with a WebP image, you will likely need to begin by converting the image to another format.
How To: Converting WebP to other formats
There are many online sites that support converting WebP to JPEG or other formats.
CloudConvertis CeLT’s recommendation for online file conversion (for images, documents, and more), as it is simple to use, versatile, and reliable. There is a daily limit of free conversions available (number dependent on conversion type), but up to 25 images can generally be converted per day if the user logs into a free CloudConvert account.
From the CloudConvert site, you can convert a file from your local computer drive or from various online storage locations (Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.). Simple select your file, designate the format to which you would like it converted, and then click “Convert.” When the conversion is complete, a “Download” button will appear allowing you to download the resulting file.
Paint, the basic Windows-OS image creation and editing program, is also an option for PC users. Simply open the WebP file in Paint and then use the “Save as...” function to save the image in a new format.