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WebP – Web Image Format

See also discussion of Image Optimization for the Web

Note this is a brief note, as WebP is less interesting than originally thought. Yes, this format is out there, and yes, it can in many cases reduce the size of images by a certain amount. However, browser support is not complete (therefore you still need jpg/png images). And, most editors do not support this image format, so it can't be edited or used in any way other than viewing by some browsers. Unless and until full support by editors as well as all browsers is available, this will do little more than consume devops efforts for very little return on investment.

Resources and Notes

convert input.png -define webp:lossless=true output.webp

- RJ-Webp WordPress plugin

See also discussion of Image Optimization for the Web