WebP Image FAQ’s
What are WebP images?
WebP images are a modern file format created by Google in 2010 to compress images in both lossless and lossy formats. WebP images are considered superior to other file formats because they use predictive encoding to create an image that is 25 to 35% smaller than a comparable JPEG image or PNG. WebP supports animation, alpha transparency, and millions of colors, combining the best of PNGs, GIFs, and other popular file formats. WebP images are now supported by 95% of browsers worldwide, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera.
What does WebP stand for?
WebP is pronounced “Weppy” and stands for the file type create by Google for faster loading web images. While there’s no official statement on it from Google, the P in WebP might stand for “photo”.
Is WebP better than JPEG?
WebP is better than JPEG for web image formats, because it offers images that are 25-35% smaller in file size, with the same SSIM quality index. Also, in addition to supporting millions of colors like JPEG, WebP supports animation and transparency, making it an all around better choice than JPEG for web images.
Is WebP better than PNG?
WebP is better than PNG for online images as well. Like PNG, WebP supports millions of colors and transparency. Additionally, WebP supports animation like GIF files. WebP files are also 26% smaller than PNG files with the same image quality.
Can WebP be animated?
Yes, WebP can be animated. WebP supports animation like GIF, but is not limited to just 256 colors like GIF. WebP supports millions of colors and lossless and lossy compression, making it an excellent choice for animated images.