P: Please Provide Support for the WebP Image format

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LEGEND ,
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 , Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022
Native WebP support was added to Photoshop 23.2: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new/2022-1.html#support-for-webp
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Participant ,
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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"They sometimes hear about customers asking"...  😛

Yes, customers have been asking for like EIGHT YEARS. But we really shouldn't have to nag to have basic support for common web image formats in an image editor imo. 😞

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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i’ve been following this thread for literally years, ever incredulous to see the absolute lack of response from Adobe, particularly the “chief computer scientist“, who shall remain nameless but is still an annoying, pedantic, obnoxious piece of crap.

I ended up retiring from graphic arts a couple of years ago and I’m sad to see this is still a hassle.

piss on Adobe. They got our $$, that’s all they care about.

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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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Participant ,
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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LEGEND ,
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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New Here ,
Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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Does someone know a plugin to save webp format in photoshop? And photoshop supports the plugin?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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New Here ,
Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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My prob was that is a company profile that has photoshop which blocks external plugins 😒 therefore i used this web converter fast in appstore. Is incredible that photoshop lacks this format or blocks external plugins. 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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Photoshop doesn't block external plug-ins. You just said it's your company blocking it. Amazing they let you send info to web sites instead...  but that's your company's policy. Using lots of plug-ins is the normal professional way, your company is not letting you work normally.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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To me its eems to be the best choice as a file format.....any thoughts?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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webP is available as a plug-in. See this help page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/support-webp-image-format.html

 

Jane

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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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Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Thank you!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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You're welcome, @Tyrone Stefanec 

~ Jane

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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We are investigating adding WebP support to Photoshop.

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

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Bonjour

 

Quand Photoshop pourra-t-il ouvrir des images au format WEBP ?

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

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Hi

I can't answer your question, but there is a plug-in available

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/support-webp-image-format.html

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Engaged ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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@Ged_Traynor   Thanks heaps!

 

Rosa

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

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Merci beaucoup !

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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....2021

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New Here ,
Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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Hello guys,

 

I want to run the webp Plugin for Photoshop, but i doesn't work at all. At the moment I try it to implement in Mac and later in Windows, too. All I can do with the plugin is to open webp pictures, but not export them at all. The descrition says to export them, but there is no option to do it as webp. 

I'am using this plugin at the momemt https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/support-webp-image-format.html

 

Do someone has an idea what I can do / change to make it run?

 

Thank you and best regards 

Markus

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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Here with photoshop 2022 running on windows 10 using the Google WebPShop 8bi plugin, in the File>Save as dialog, WebPShop is at the very bottom of the list of file formats.

 

Use the WebPShop 0.4.0 from Github

https://github.com/webmproject/WebPShop/tree/c530fecf821533c6a67fe093e4535fe167c9b2f4

 

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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That works. For mac it was the terminal entry needed infact!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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As an aside, the good news is that the Google WebPShop plug-in can also be recorded into an action and is also scriptable, allowing automation.

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