This format has been around for over a decade. Mac OSX supports it; so does Firefox. It's a serious drawback of PSE (yes, I'm up to date) that it still doesn't.
Well, im my opinion, it's not a serious drawback- it's probably be design- leaving features out keeps the cost of the software down. People often make staements about this or that feature, and say "it's Adobe's fault" PSE doesn't contain a particular feature someone wants / expects / or feel entitiled to simply because "they spent good money" on a program designed for the average mom and pop type user.
You can always contact Adobe and ask for the feature in future versions:
You want to create / edit webp images? Susbscribe to photoshop- I do and I only pay $10.84 a month.
I have contacted Adobe; this is where your link above goes to.
You need to install a free plug-in to enable WebP in PSE. Here is the direct link to download the latest 64-bit Windows version of WebPShop: https://github.com/webmproject/WebPShop/releases/download/v0.4.3/WebPShop_0_4_3_Win_x64.8bi
Locate the 8bi file in your download folder and copy it to: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2022\Plug-Ins".
Now start up the PSE Editor. Go to Help > About Plug-In > WebPShop... you will see a little window appear to confirm that the WebPShop plug-in has been found and is up and running:
The actual route was:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022
started PSE editor:
There are plugins in the plugins folder that were not installed by Adobe. Do you wish to instal them?
tried to load a .webp file:
Could not complete your request because Photoshop Elements does not recognize this type of file.
(no plugins option)
System Info contains:
Optional and third party plug-ins: NONE
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Hi John, Sorry about the mix-up. Here's the direct link for MacOS (extract the ZIP archive afterwise): https://github.com/webmproject/WebPShop/releases/download/v0.4.2/WebPShop_0_4_2_Mac_Universal.zip
“WebPShop.plugin” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.