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File Formats: WebP

The WebP Format is a file format created by Google to provide superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. The file format has two forms:

  1. single page (WebP)
  2. multipage animation (WebP ANI)

The file format is supported by all the major web browsers and the Windows operating system starting with version 10. For information on WebP support in other Operating Systems, refer to the following:

The animation format contains the auto-loop feature in GIF. The animation is 24-bit, which means the quality of a WEBP animation will be higher than a GIF animation.

The format uses 24 or 32-bits/pixel. The 32-bit file uses alpha channel transparency, where pixels can range from fully transparent to fully opaque.

The format uses VP8 compression (lossy) or VP8L (lossless).

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Webp 24, 32 BPP 24, 32 BPP WebP still image format
WebpAni 24, 32 BPP 24, 32 BPP WebP animation format

Required DLL: Leadtools.Codecs.Webp.Dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

Related Formats: GIF - Compuserve GIF, FLC - Flic Animation Format, PNG - Portable Network Graphics Format.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Webp WEBP 404 image/webp Single page WebP File Format

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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