What is webp image format and how to convert from webp to jpeg

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This post defines what a webp image format is and how to convert from webp to jpeg. The most used image formats on websites are PNG with 80%, followed by JPEG with 74.7% and the least used is BMP with 0.1% – w3techs.

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Image file formats are standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. An image file format may store data in an uncompressed format, a compressed format (which may be lossless or lossy), or a vector format. Image files are composed of digital data in one of these formats such that the data can be rasterized for use on a computer display or printer. Rasterization converts the image data into a grid of pixels. Each pixel has a number of bits to designate its color (and in some formats, its transparency). Rasterizing an image file for a specific device takes into account the number of bits per pixel (the color depth) that the device is designed to handle.

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Some examples of image file formats include;

a) Webp
b) PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
c) JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
d) GIF (Graphics Interchange format)
e) SVG (Scalable Network Graphic) etc.

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What is a webp image file format?

WebP is a modern image file format developed by Google intended to replace JPEG, PNG, and GIF file formats. WebP produces files that are smaller for the same quality, or of higher quality for the same size. It supports both lossy and lossless compression, as well as animation and alpha transparency.

How to convert from webp to jpeg?

Method 1

This is the simplest and straightforward way to convert an image to the webp image format.

You can use https://ezgif.com/webp-to-jpg website. Simply upload your image to the ezgif website to convert webp to jpeg and other online converters.

Method 2

In this method, we are doing the conversion in Microsoft Paint.

a) Firstly, Launch MS Paint, either from the Start menu or by typing “paint” in the Windows search box and clicking Paint at the top of the results list. When Paint opens, click the File menu and choose Open.

b) Secondly, Browse to the WEBP image file‘s location you want to convert, then select it and click Open.

c) Thirdly, Once the WEBP image loads in Paint, click the File menu and move your mouse cursor down to “Save as.” Select “JPEG Picture” or “PNG Picture” from the side menu

d) Fourthly, When the Save As box opens, choose the folder you want to save the converted image to. And then enter a file name. Make sure that “JPEG” or “PNG” is selected in the “Save as type” menu, then click Save. 

That is how people are converting webp images to jpeg.

Lastly, you may not be a Windows desktop user to use MS Paint for the conversion. What do you do then? The simple alternative is using online converters. These online converters can be used on any device that accesses the internet. All you have to do is open up a website that does the webp to jpeg conversion, upload your file and it will be converted. Afterward, you can download it to your device.