How to convert webp images to jpg and png on Mac

How to convert webp images

In this article I’ll be teaching you How to convert webp images to jpg and png on Mac

With macOS Big Sur, you may have noticed that downloading images in browsers such as Safari now uses a new webp format. Continue reading for a couple of methods for converting webp images to jpg, png, and other formats, including batch conversion.

Google created the format in order to make the web faster by using smaller, more efficient images.

WebP is a modern image format that offers superior lossless and lossy compression for web-based image compression. Webmasters and web developers can use WebP to create smaller, richer images that speed up the web.

When compared to PNGs, WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size. Lossy WebP images are 25-34 percent smaller than comparable JPEG images with the same SSIM quality index.

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Surprisingly, at the time of writing, the most recent version of Google Chrome still downloads images in png format.

For the time being, webp isn’t as compatible with image editing software, so you’ll have to convert it to another format. Let’s take a look at a built-in option for converting webp images to jpg, png, and other formats, as well as a quick option if you do the process frequently.

How to convert webp images to jpg and more on Mac

  • The quickest way to convert a webp to png is to open the webp image and take a screenshot.
  • Alternatively, instead of downloading the source image, simply take a screenshot of it.
  • However, if you want more control, keep reading for the next two options.

Preview converts Webp images to jpg and other formats.

This is a more time-consuming option with the built-in macOS Preview app. However, this process provides you with a great deal of fine-grained control and conversion options.

  • On your Mac, open your webp image in Preview (the default).
  • Click File > Duplicate in the menu bar (top left corner) (or use the keyboard shortcut command + shift + S).
  • Close the duplicate image (keyboard shortcut command + W) to save it in a new format.
  • Using the drop down menu, select the format to which you want to convert the image.
  • Adjust the quality slider to get a more precise image size.
  • Remember to make a note of where you’re saving the file.
  • Click the Save button.

How to convert webp images

Close the duplicate image (by clicking the red close window bubble or using the keyboard shortcut command + W) when it appears. You’ll now be able to save the image, rename it, and convert it.

How to convert webp images

Select jpeg, png, or whatever format you want after clicking the Format drop down. Remember that you can fine-tune the image size by adjusting the quality slider. When you’re finished, click Save.

How to convert webp images

How to convert webp images

With Webp Converter for Mac, you can:

If you frequently download and need to convert webp to jpg and png (or vice versa), a dedicated app like Webp Converter will likely save you time. It’s a free app that works even when you’re not connected to the internet. We put it through its paces and it performed admirably.

  • Open Webp Converter for Mac after you have downloaded and installed it.
  • Drag and drop a webp image or images into the app.
  • Convert to jpg or png (or jpg/png to webp) in the bottom left corner.
  • In the bottom right corner, click Convert.
  • Choose where you want to save your image, and that’s all there is to it!

How to convert webp images

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