WEBP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a WEBP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WEBP files.

What is a WEBP file?

A .WEBP file is a WebP bitmap file. The WEBP file format was developed by Google, Inc. This image file format aims to provide users with around 34% smaller file sizes for storing digital graphics and images. Google developed the .webp file format to make photo and image sharing on the Web faster, more efficient, and easier for users.The data stored in these WEBP files may include digital graphics, vector images, photos, and metadata details. This file format allows users to store digital images and photos in lossy or lossless formats.These .webp files can be opened using Adobe Photoshop, image development, and photo editing applications. Google Chrome can also be used to open and view the graphics stored in these WEBP files.

How to open WEBP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WEBP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WEBP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension WEBP

While we know of one file format using the .WEBP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .WEBP file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of WEBP files. Remember, different programs may use WEBP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
ChromiumChromiumUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
Comodo DragonComodo DragonUser submitted
Swing BrowserSwing BrowserUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
CocCocCocCocUser submitted
CitrioCitrioUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WEBP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with WEBP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!