Did you know that GIMP has a built-in WebP file storage function? If you don't know this and aren't sure why you initially saved the file as WebP, read how to navigate and use this file format.
How to export files from GIMP to WebP
It is very easy to export files from GIMP to WebP. If you don't have it yet, download GIMP for free. Despite the non-existent price tag, GIMP is a powerful tool, a good choice if you don't want to pay for Photoshop.
To save an image from GIMP as WebP, open the image inside GIMP and then "File->Export As"
GIMP tries to save the image It's a bit weird as it does. GIMP can only be saved as an XCF file. . To save in other file formats like WebP, JPG or PNG, you need to export the file.
When the export window opens, select ".WebP" from the drop-down menu. By manually deleting the current file type of the image and replacing it with “.webp”, you can understand what GIMP wants.
A window appears asking how much quality to apply to the new image in WebP format before exporting the image from GIMP. If you don't want to lose quality, check the "Lossless" box. If this is not a problem, adjust the slider to suit your needs.
According to CanIUse, Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Opera support webp images The format occupies most of the web browsers. It is also recommended to convert web images to webp format. Another way is to resize and optimize the image to make it load faster on site.
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