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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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Heads-up: So it looks like WordPress is about to add native support for WebP....

 

In the #core dev chat last week, Mike Schroder said:

 

I think things are getting pretty close for an initial commit for WebP support, so any testing and feedback on it, and the related filter for output, would be appreciated:
#35725 and the filter in #52867

 

This should drive further interest and need for WebP.  I've been using the free WebPShop plugin and it's decent, but of course it would be great to have native Photoshop support.

 

https://web.dev/serve-images-webp/

 

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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The continued lack of official WEBP support in Photoshop is unacceptable

WEBP is highly efficient, delivering smaller filesizes for better quality than JPEG, all modern browsers support WEBP (including Safari) and as a result it's rapidly becoming the standard format for images on the web, replacing both JPEG and PNG.

Open source code for encoding and decoding of WEBP is easily found at https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/download

So there's no excuse really...

Adobe please give us the native tools we need to create content for the modern web!

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Engaged ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Look, I dislike Google as much as the next person, but please Adobe, don't tell us to use a third party work around that breaks with every other update. It's clear this format is going to have (Already has) a more useful lifespan than jpeg2000 ever did.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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WordPress, which powers 40% of all websites on the Internet, added core support for WebP in release 5.8 today:

"Adding support for WebP

WebP is a modern image format that provides improved lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP images are around 30% smaller on average than their JPEG or PNG equivalents, resulting in sites that are faster and use less bandwidth."

https://wordpress.org/news/2021/07/tatum/

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Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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We are investigating adding WebP support to Photoshop.

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