Import .webp images into inDesign

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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I just noticed that now PS can open and save .webp images. How about same thing to InDesign? If we convert .webp images in photoshop, it will create duplicated files. It would be great if we can just import .webp image directly like jpg or any other format images. It will save a lot of times.

 

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WEBP images are optimized for web display, purporting to reduce file size over JPG and PNG while retaining better image quality. IMHO, it's just a wankel—different without really bringing much new to the party. Some of us have slogged through a dozen image formats over the years and are content to stay with the well-established ones—even TIFF when maximum quality without lossiness is really called for.

 

If it's convenient to snag a WEBP image and use it in an ID document, fine, but there are likely to be size and resolution issues going from web-optimized to print or even PDF. And I wouldn't use the format for archive or print purposes. So the whole proposition is a little dodgy, if ya ast me. 🙂

 

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