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SOLVED: How to open WebP images and save to Webp format in Photoshop?

Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Long awaited support for WebP images in Photoshop comes from Google.

https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/webpshop

 

{Moderator note: Edited the thread title}

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media
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Adobe Employee , Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021
Hi there, Take a look at the following article to download the WebP Plugin for Photoshop and how to install it in Windows and macOS platforms: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/support-webp-image-format.html Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks, Mohit

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New Here ,
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 25, 2019

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CC should have this natively without having to install a plugin. 

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Participant ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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Absolutely, CC should've it but where is it? Please do help us out with a screenshot.

Dan

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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To express your feedback directly to the Photoshop team and request this feature from Adobe, please see this page and Vote/Follow the topic:

 

Photoshop: Please Provide Support for the WebP Image format | Official Adobe Photoshop Feedback

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2020 Jan 19, 2020

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I'm using Mojave on a mid-2012 MBP and installing the telegraphic plug-in on release 21.0.2 works for me. I can now open WEBP files. I haven't tried to save yet.

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New Here ,
Feb 06, 2020 Feb 06, 2020

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Ironically, i used Photopea instead then downloaded the REAL .png file after lol

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Community Beginner ,
May 07, 2020 May 07, 2020

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Why must we still rely on third party plugins to work with WebP?  

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2020 Jun 02, 2020

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This should not be marked as solved.  Near as I can tell Adobe has not yet even produced an official response to this need let alone promised or produced a native solution. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2020 Jun 16, 2020

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Hi everyone, is that 'normal' this plugin will save to Webp only Jpg or Png.. but not the PSD files?
I'm working only with psd...

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2020 Jun 18, 2020

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Ok, so Adobe just updated Photoshop again and now the Webp Plugin that was working on Monday no longer works. The option is still there to save as Webp, but the file that is saved is empty (no image). Any new solutions. It sure would be awesome if Adobe would support Webp!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2020 Jul 01, 2020

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Please add this Adobe! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2020 Jul 01, 2020

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Remember the Apple user will not see you your WEBP content unless they install none Apple Software.  As far as I know Google and Apple still have issues. I do not know If its Goolg that  prevent Apple from supporting WEBP or if its Apple choice not to support WEBP.

 

There is a rumor that Safari 14 will have WEBP support  perhaps Apple is caving in. 

JJMack

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Explorer ,
Aug 05, 2020 Aug 05, 2020

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The most ridiculous things about this is that Google seem to be giving the impression of penalising websites that are still using Jpeg / PNG, and forcing people to using WebP saying the other two are slowing sites down with their latest SEO kick in Analytics/Google Console of the techno-babble with "CLS" (Cumulative Layout Shift).

Despite having all images optimised properly and quick-loading with Photoshop Save For Web all these years; we'll now have to go through all our sites again and convert to WebP, which only really benefits Chrome in the end.|

All about Google keeping control rather than any benefit to the user in the real (Western) world.

Until Adobe and Google agree on web standards, nothing is going to change here any time soon.

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Oct 20, 2020 Oct 20, 2020

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New Here ,
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 02, 2020

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Agree that this is frustrating. I've had the most / quickest luck copying pasting the URL from Chrome into Safari. The image should then download and save as a jpg. More or less, using Safari's built-in functionality as my converter...

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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The latest update for Photoshop 2021 seems to have knocked out the ability to use either of the three plugins suggested. 

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New Here ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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I just downloaded and installed the Windows x64 plugin for https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/webpshop and it worked.  It looks like Photoshop 2021 loads the Presets from 2020 but not the Plugins. So if you had it working with 2020 then you may need to copy the Plugin over to 2021.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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additionally, if you are installing with PS CC 2021 you have to adjust the sudo command on mac that is provided by the developer from

sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2020/Plug-ins/WebPShop.plugin"

to

sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine "/Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2021/Plug-ins/WebPShop.plugin"

i did an install right now on osx 10.15.7 and PS CC 2021 - working fine here.

PS: really ridiculous that we have to install webp support MANUALLY in 2021 for a ridicoulously overpriced app.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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For the price paid for CC this is some BS right here. Adobe are you listening or even care? 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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And even more rediculous to have to run WEBP images through freaking MS Paint to be able to use them is even more rediculous. 

Note: Save as JPG, open in and save as JPG again in Paint then carry on. 

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LEGEND ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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$10 a month is riduclously overpriced? For the premium professional tool? Good job you don't need to use AutoCAD.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Few users that pay for PS only subscribe to just PS. 

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Have you looked at the Photography plan? The one with Phtoshop and Lightroom?  It's cheaper than just Photoshop if you don't care about cloud storage (20gb vs. 100gb). 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Many thanks for the suggestion Argel1200. This isn't about the money  - it is about the "top" photo editing software not handling an ever more popular web photo format. Then to have the heavily mocked MS Paint come to the rescue is irony. 

 

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New Here ,
May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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This is why we can't have nice things. Deletes photoshop for figma

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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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