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What are WEBP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WEBP file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your WEBP files.

What is a WEBP file?

A .WEBP file is a WebP Image file.

The WEBP file format was developed by Google with the aim to provide 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 either lossy or lossless formats, animated or not animated, with or without transparency. It is a versatile format, primarily developed to make the web faster.

How to open WEBP files

We have identified four WEBP openers that are compatible with this specific type of WEBP file.

Programs that open WebP Image files

Last updated: December 28, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Google ChromeGoogle ChromeVerified
Maxthon Cloud BrowserMaxthon Cloud BrowserVerified
ChromiumChromiumUser submitted
Comodo DragonComodo DragonUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
CitrioCitrioUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Coc Coc BrowserCoc Coc BrowserUser submitted

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