File Extension WEBP

.WEBP File

File extension: WEBP
File type: Web Browsers


Notes about the WEBP file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The WEBP file type is primarily associated with 'Web Browsers' by Google.

WebP is an image format developed by Google. It is a contender in becoming the new open standard for lossy and lossless images on the web. It can achieve smaller sizes than the current standards in both cases at 25-34% and 28% respectively. 

Several web browsers including Chrome and Opera offer native support whilst others may require JavaScript libraries to display WebP images. When it comes to graphics software, a number of products offer native support including IrfanView and Picasa (amongst others) whilst Photoshop and Windows require a plugin to display WebP images. 


Detailed information for file extension WEBP:


Primary association: Web Browsers
Company: Google
File classification: Graphic



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

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