Can Illustrator export WebP format?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 26, 2020 Jul 26, 2020

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How can I export art from Illustrator to WebP format?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 26, 2020 Jul 26, 2020
That is not supported at the moment. There used to be a plugin for Photoshop that could do it, but I don't know if it is still available.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2020 Jul 26, 2020

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That is not supported at the moment.

 

There used to be a plugin for Photoshop that could do it, but I don't know if it is still available.

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Jul 26, 2020 Jul 26, 2020

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Wow, OK, that sucks.  Thanks.

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2020 Dec 18, 2020

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The only solutions I've found to save vector Illustrator graphics as WebP are the following;

1. You either copy paste the vector into a PSD and use WebPShop plugin (it's free), or

2. You place an Illustrator file in the Photoshop doc and use the plugin mentioned above.

 

Here's the link to the plugin: https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/webpshop

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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or... U can use free software as XNView or IrfanView, to do what the PAID Illustrator can´t!!!

Adobe Guys... Webp is already 11 years old, and the current standard por the web... is it too much to ask for a product not using XX century standards only? Is Illustrator intended for print only? Does ayone at Adobe use that... new stuff... called internet?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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If you want to reach out to the developers, post to http://illustrator.uservoice.com

And then try to convince people to support your feature request.

This forum is 95% not Adobe staff. You simply don't reach them here.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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After all these years, WebP is now able to become a standard with Safari finally adding support for the first time in macOS Big Sur. So we've had to use other formats for compatability with Safari. Yes other browsers have supported WebP for a long time (and I think Adobe apps should be able to export them), but it's only very recently that it's finally working in all browsers (but not old Safari on previous versions of macOS).

 

From Illustrator I typically want vectors though, so SVG is normally how I export from Illustrator. 


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Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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@Dan Rodney Since you only work with SVG exports from Illustrator, can you offer guidance in using SVG filters? I'm in a rabbit hole trying to problem solve the curved edges (that bitmap with the new 26.0.1 update), the neumorphic effect with drop shadow and highlight filter layers. I can build simple versions in XD but have not successfully exported to SVG any native built files or downloaded Adobe Stock illustrations that use the effects.

I haven't been able to find custom SVG filters that I can import, edit the existing filters without accessing and understanding code in the fx edit panel, or source XD templates with SVG Neumorphic elements that I would be happy to purchase if I knew where to look. It seems everything related to this affect is not available in an Adobe product. I downloaded Inkscape which is wp3 compliant and works with SVG natively, but I'll need to train on the program based on first impression. 

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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If you go to Google's WebShop - You can download the latest plugin for Photoshop. It allows you to open WebP files in Photoshop, AND lets you save other formats to WebP. Note that it's a different process than the "export to screens" - You have to "save as" then choose that format in the bottom. Then a different dialog window will open up allowing you to choose your settings.

 

I saved a PNG file as a WebP file, and the file size went from 60kb to 38kb. Then I tested a large file 

Here's where you can download it:
https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/download

Here's the page with more info about the Photoshop Plugin: 
https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/webpshop 

Here are instructions for installation on Windows or Mac (I'm using a mac):
https://github.com/webmproject/WebPShop#installation 

Note that the instructions aren't overly clear, but when you install it (at least on a mac anyway), it won't show up in the "plugins" palette, it just shows up when you go to save it, and it will allow you to open the file type as well. Lastly - I had to run that code in terminal on the Installation page, too, as my system is a later version so it requires permissions set.

Hope this helps!

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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I forgot to finish that paragraph about testing a larger file -- I haven't done it yet.

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New Here ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Sounds like this is a response to Photoshop. Do you actually mean to say it also works for Illustrator? This thread is about Illustrator.

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Thanks for reminding me. I completely forgot that this was about Illustrator - which is why I ended up here in the first place as I was hoping there was a plugin for it, too.

 

However, you CAN do what I do (which is a pain, I know) but that is, do your files up the way you wan them in illustrator, then bring in the .ai file into Photoshop, and save it as a .webp format. That's the only way I know right now to do that - which really doesn't solve the issue of it not being in Illustrator, but at least it helps.

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New Here ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Finally Illustrator 2022 has WebP export access.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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They added support for opening them, but not exporting.

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Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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@Doug A Roberts Do you use Adobe Illustrator for exporting SVG's? I'm having enormous trouble since I need to include filters for drop shadows, transparency, color and blur effects. The 26.0.1 still does not work well- bitmapped curved edges and editing features for the filters requires code. We plan to do animation, do you prefer WP3 format over SVG? If so, why? 
Thanks for any time you have for input! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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I don't use either format with any regularity. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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You are absolutely correct. Sorry for misinforming above everyone.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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It just can open.. Not export.. 2022... In 19th century...

No major improvements at all in this version, and already a hotfox, as
usual...
Why am I still paying for this?????

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