Open webp file

webp file icon Did your computer fail to open webp file? We explain what webp files are and recommend software that we know can open your webp files.

What is webp file?

A webp file extension is associated with the picture image format developed by Google that is designed to improve the performance of web pages and make the web faster by reducing image file sizes.

webp file description

The webp file extension is used for an image file format (pronounced as weppy) with better performance compared to JPG format.

The webp file is an image file format created by Google, designed to improve the performance of web pages and make the web faster by reducing image file sizes.

The WEBP format is based on an open-source compression algorithm called 'VP8' and uses a container based on RIFF.

The format is lossy, meaning some data is lost during encoding - repeated editing of a webp file will reduce the overall quality of the image. Google estimates 65% of current internet traffic is image and photo data, so a significant decrease in the amount of data sent across the web would increase overall speed for all internet users.

The Webp format faced minor criticism for not including common features such as transparency (alpha channel) from the outset, although Google announced additional features would be added at a later date.

MIME types:
image/webp

Software that will open webp file

Google Chrome

A popular Internet browser from Google

Google Chrome for Mac

Mac version of the popular web browser from Google

Google Chrome for Linux

Linux version of the popular web browser from Google


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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