.webp is the new image format by Google which provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. webp lossless images are smaller in size and Google claims that almost 26% size reduced when compared to its original PNG images. webp images are 25-34% smaller when compared to JPG images. A notable feature is that transparency also supported. Webmasters and web developers can use the WebP image format to create smaller and richer images that can help make the web faster.
Now, most of the Google websites use .webp extension images only. For now, .webp images are supported in Google Chrome, Opera and in some other software. Now if you download any of your favourite .webp images from the web, you can’t open it on your Windows computer by default. In that case, Google offers a codec to view .webp images natively in Windows and other platforms. Here is the guide to view .webp images in Windows.
WebP Codec for Windows that implements the Windows Imaging Component decoder interface and allows you to open WebP files using Windows Photo Viewer and support WebP in other programs that use WIC (such as Microsoft Office 2010).
How To View .webp images in Windows:
Step 1: Download and install WebpCodecSetup for Windows.
Step 2: Once installed, you can now be able to open .webp images in your Windows with Windows Photo Viewer.