P: Please Provide Support for the WebP Image format

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2013 Jul 04, 2013

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Dear Photoshop Team (as well as the Illustrator and Edge Tools Team):

The format improves upon .jpeg and .png use cases today while at the same time providing 2x-3x smaller file sizes at the same, comparable quality settings.

According to the image specificaitons, "WebP supports lossless transparency (also known as alpha channel) with just 22% additional bytes. Transparency is also supported with lossy compression and typically provides 3x smaller file sizes compared to PNG when lossy compression is acceptable for the red/green/blue color channels" (https://developers.google.com/speed/w...).

Being able to used on the latest Android devices an the latest versions of Chrome and Opera (I know they both use Blink, and thus it isn't a surprise that both support it already), according to caniuse.com, it is sort of reasonable to consider I think.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022
Native WebP support was added to Photoshop 23.2: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new/2022-1.html#support-for-webp
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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 16, 2021 Dec 16, 2021

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WebP support is available in the Photoshop (Beta). Instructions to install.

 

Try and provide feedback on this new feature here prior to its official release: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-beta-discussions/announcing-full-support-for-webp-in-photos...


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New Here ,
Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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It should be part of the Export dialogue as an option along with jpeg, gif and png.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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It should be part of the Export dialogue as an option along with jpeg, gif and png.


By @cannon303

 

This is an opensource project, there is no feedback link so the most appropriate place would appear to be here:

 

https://github.com/webmproject/WebPShop/issues

 

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Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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Native WebP support was added to Photoshop 23.2: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new/2022-1.html#support-for-webp


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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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Terrific news; thanks so much, @Jeffrey Tranberry!

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New Here ,
Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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Allowing an open source plugin to work with Photoshop is not really the "support" I'm looking for. Can Adobe not actually hard code the functionality into Photoshop as standard or do copyright laws prevent them from doing so?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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Fantastic! Works fine, thank you, @Jeffrey Tranberry. Note to use “save as” and not “export” for the WebP (*.WEBP) extension.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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@cannon303

 

That's exactly what's happened. Native WebP support was added to Photoshop 23.2: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new/2022-1.html#support-for-webp

 

Full support for WebP

 

We are excited to announce that Photoshop now has full support for the WebP file format! WebP files can now be opened, created, edited, and saved in Photoshop without the need for a plug-in or preference setting.

 

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Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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@cannon303 said:
"It should be part of the Export dialogue as an option along with jpeg, gif and png."

 

Be sure to post your feedback to the link for the beta that Jeffrey just gave us:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-beta-discussions/announcing-full-support-for-webp-in-photos...

 

Jane

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