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How to Convert WEBP to JPEG or PNG

The latest image format is called the WEBP image. It is a format produced by Google Images, and it provides excellent lossless and lossy compression. The image displayed is compressed by about two-thirds of its actual size, which makes this compression system very special and amazing.

However, the new image format is not compatible with all image tools—for example, the Windows photo viewer of Microsoft. Windows photo viewer doesn’t support the new image format because of its image file format. However, you can convert a WebP image into JPEG or PNG format. This article will describe a few conversion methods that you can use in order to have a WebP image into one of the other image formats.

How to Convert WEBP Images to JPEG or PNG

Use a Different Web Browser

Not all web browsers are compatible with the WebP image format. If you are in this situation, then choose a different browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer doesn’t support the new image format. The steps below will help you save a WEBP file as a PNG file.

Find the extension you want to save, then click on “Save Image as:”

  • The file extension as the ‘WEBP’ image.
  • Don’t save the image, but copy the URL instead.
  • Next, go to the IE and paste the URL.
  • Right-click the image you want to save and press ‘save image as.’
  • Here you will have the option to save the file as PNG.

Use MS Paint

If your computer runs on the Windows 10 OS, here’s what you need to do in order to convert the WebP image into another format:

  • Copy/Paste the WebP image into the MS paint.
  • Go to file > save as and choose the format you want your file to be saved.
  • Press ‘Save’ and you are done.

Use the Online Conversion Tool

Online conversion tools come to your aid. The are many online tools that you can choose from for the conversion of the file extensions. The plus side of using one of these tools is that you won’t have to install the program on your PC.

All online conversion programs work in the same way. First, you will need to upload the file with extension WEBP. The program does its job and saves the file for you.

We advise trying the Zamzar conversion tool. You get to convert five file extensions for free and it also has a security feature. That means, your uploaded file will be deleted after 24 hours. You can get the premium version if you are satisfied with this service, but before you decide on that, here’s how to use the Zamzar tool:

Click Add Files and select the WEBP image to upload.

  • Next, pick the format you want to convert your file.
  • Press ’Convert Now’ button.
  • Wait for the process to finish (it might take a while).
  • Click on ‘download file’ and choose the folder where you want the save the image.

Using a Special URL

Before we proceed to with the steps, you need to know that all services on Google Play Store use the new image format. That means you can use Google Play Store in order to convert the WebP images. Here’s how to use the URL trick:

  • Open a browser that supports the new image format and open the WebP image file you want to convert.
  • Press ’open in new tab’ after Right-click the image.
  • Now check the URL and delete the last three letters (-rw) from the URL and press Enter.
  • The image will get reload and now click on ‘save image as’.
  • You can now save it as ‘PNG’ file format.

These are a few methods that you can use to convert the WEBP images. Pick the method that suits you best and let us know what you think.

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