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Photoshop: Please Provide Support for the WebP Image format

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Engaged ,
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 , Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021
We are investigating adding WebP support to Photoshop.
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Adobe Employee , May 13, 2017 May 13, 2017
Updated 07/14/2021:  As noted by Johannes there is a really nice file format plug-in that opens and saves webp files from Photoshop. You can download the Webp plugin and check the installation instructions here (with universal/ARM support): https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/support-webp-image-format.html According to Google's webP support page, you can download a free plug-in for webP support here: http://telegraphics.com.au/sw/product/WebPFormat#webpformat

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Engaged ,
Oct 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019

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As of now, in addition to Chrome supporting WebP, it is also supported by Edge, Firefox, and Opera: https://caniuse.com/#feat=webp


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Engaged ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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Get online..look around. Listen to the people who pay your salaries. Support WebP. You have absolutely no reason not to.
If it's in a "Future Release" you've already taken too long and are behind the game. Very disappointing.

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New Here ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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Dear Adobe, Photoshop still doesn't have Export for modern Web - WEBP, JPEG 2000, etc. 
JPEG 2000 is available at Save As, I don't get why is messing in Export.
If you look here https://community.adobe.com/t5/Photoshop/Converting-images-to-WEBP-in-photoshop-cc/td-p/10281336#sa_... you had 24600 views for just one post about this, meaning that a lot of people are looking.

I think a voting system should be implemented so you can drive new features by the number of people that ask for them. Please add a voting system.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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We've been asking for this obvious feature for ~6 years. Even Adobe FrameMaker supports WebP but still not Adobes own raster image editor...

Don't hold your breath. It seems that as long as some 3rd party is willing to develop a plugin, Adobe won't bother to add native support. 

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New Here ,
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 21, 2019

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It's madness that we don't have this support yet. PhotoShop should be a complete tool kit for image editing but as long as it doesn't support popular formats something is missing. Can someone from Adobe explain why it's not in the product? Is there some competitive reason why Adobe doesn't want to encourage use of this format? It's extremely frustrating. GIMP, the free competitor, supports WebP. Perhaps we should all switch to that?

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Engaged ,
Dec 12, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

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Please include support for webP natively

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Engaged ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Photoshop needs WebP natively. Please make this happen. We are about to redo all of our pages with  WebP graphics. I hate having to download a 3rd party converter.

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Lol. Look how far back this request goes - like almost 6 years. They don’t effing care. Scroll up... and up... and up.

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Is there something I'm missing here? Is there a competitive reason that WebP isn't supported? People have been asking for years, so any product manager who cared about what the customers wanted would have done it by now.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hey Geoff. what may be missing is the relative popularity of the request. Even though this idea/suggestion has been posted for almost 6 years, it currently has only 38 followers and 50 "me toos."

So definitely for some users, it would be good and important if Photoshop natively supported WebP rather than needing to use a third-party plugin, but there does not yet appear to be a huge number of people asking for it. 

Obviously with every new release, the PS engineers have to juggle and decide which new features to work on and which to defer, while also trading off total program code size and overall performance, etc.

So adding native support for WebP may well be in the cards down the road, as WebP picks up steam and this request picks up critical mass.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020

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Its useless for anyone on Apple products- Apple is going with HEIF which is technically superior to WebP. Photoshop doesn't support that, either.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020

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Its useless for anyone on Apple products- Apple is going with HEIF which is technically superior to WebP. Photoshop doesn't support that, either.

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Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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This Internet is littered with WebP images now. Not being able to open them using Photosop it's not just improductive but ridiculous. Why isn't Adobe solving this? The original request was made 7 (seven) years ago. 

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Participant ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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We hit 7 now? Yay! Another anniversary!

I bet Adobe will add some sort of improved html/css export abilities before we get something useful like opening all common web image formats... 😉

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Engaged ,
Apr 04, 2020 Apr 04, 2020

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External plugins didn't work for me. Photoshop crash when I try to convert an image in webp. I use PS for business. 

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Explorer ,
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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The PlugIn works but there is still no support for generator and export as which is really annoying

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New Here ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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none of the plugins works with Photoshop CC 2020

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Engaged ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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This Plugin seems to do the job:

ENVIRONMENT
OSX 10.15.04, Photoshop 21.1.0 (2020)

WEBP PLUGIN 
https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/webpshop
https://github.com/webmproject/WebPShop

INSTALLATION GUIDE
tells you how to remove OSX Quarantine amongst other things (written in German)
https://www.ifun.de/macos-catalina-plugin-oeffnet-webp-dateien-in-photoshop-148521/

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New Here ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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Thank you. It worked once I ran the installation guide through google translate.

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New Here ,
May 07, 2020 May 07, 2020

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Will give it a try. Thank you very much.

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Engaged ,
Jun 02, 2020 Jun 02, 2020

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Still in a holding pattern. Why is Adobe forcing us to third-party solutions?

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Engaged ,
Jul 01, 2020 Jul 01, 2020

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Really starting to needs this as a Web design/SEO Agency. Does anybody have any good workarounds? 

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Engaged ,
Jul 01, 2020 Jul 01, 2020

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You may take a look at my comment (2 months ago, #reply_20516188) KR, Jo

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Engaged ,
Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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Very disappointing prioritization you're doing there.  We don't work for you, and shouldn't have to build your software for you.

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