Webp is the new image format which provides lossless compression for images on the web provided by Google. WebP images are smaller in size with the same quality and almost 26% size reduced when compared to PNG images. Webp images are 25-34% size reduced when compared to JPG images. The great thing is transparency is also supported in it. 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. Now if you download the .webp images and not able to view it in windows picture viewers. Here is the solution for it.

[How To] View .WebP images in Windows (1)

How To Steps:

1. Navigate to https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/download

2. Now Go To “WebP Codec for Windows” and click the download link.

[How To] View .WebP images in Windows (2)

3. Once completed install it in your windows PC.

4. After installing you are now able to view .webp images using windows photo viewer.

Check out the statement by Google :

WebP Codec for Windows that implements the Windows Imaging Component decoder interface and allows you to open WebP files using Windows Photo Viewer, view WebP thumbnails in Windows Explorer, and support WebP in other programs that use WIC (such as Microsoft Office 2010).

Source: WebP