The File Extensions Database


.WEBP File Extension

What is an .WEBP file?

.WEBP is WebP Image

A WEBP file is an image saved in the WebP (pronounced "Weppy") raster image format developed by Google for web graphics. It is designed to reduce image file sizes over standard JPEG compression while maintaining the same or similar quality. WEBP files allow images to be downloaded more quickly.

WEBP file open in Google Chrome 60

WEBP files are typically created when a Chrome user downloads an image from the web browser by dragging and dropping it on the desktop or right-clicking the image and saving it in the WebP format. If you come across a WEBP file you can open it in the Chrome or Opera web browsers or with a graphics editor, such as Pixelmator, Image Magick, IrfanView, or XnView.

The WebP format is based on On2 Technologies technology that was acquired by Google. The format was introduced in 2010.

NOTE: The WebP Codec for Windows plugin listed below enables Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer to open WEBP files.

Programs that open WebP Image
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Google Chrome
Adobe Photoshop with WebP File Format plug-in
Google Picasa
Opera
IrfanView
XnView
ImageMagick
WebP Codec for Windows
Mac
Google Chrome
Adobe Photoshop with WebP File Format plug-in
Google Picasa
Pixelmator 3
XnView
ImageMagick
Opera
Linux
Google Chrome
Opera
XnView
ImageMagick

How to solve problems with WEBP files

  • Associate the WEBP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WEBP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WEBP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WEBP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WEBP is WebP Image. Because only the current version supports the latest WEBP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .WEBP is WebP Image update.
  • To make sure that your WEBP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.
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