How to View Webp Images on Windows

Learn how to view WebP images natively on Windows PCs

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Webp format images are a standard of highly compressed images that take up very little disk space. This image format created by Google’s developers is increasingly common on the Internet, as they have a smaller file size, speeding up Internet browsing. However, the Windows operating system does not offer native support for viewing images in Webp format.

Adding support for viewing Webp images on Windows

If you use the Windows system, whether in previous versions like Windows XP or 7 or newer like Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10, probably when downloading an image from any website in Webp format you were unable to view this file through the image viewer standard Windows. To correctly view this type of image in the Windows image viewer, it is necessary to download the codec officially made available by Google. Here’s what to do:

  1. Download the Webp Codec for Windows.
  2. Install the software on your computer.
  3. Ready! Your computer already has the ability to display Webp images through the standard Windows image viewer.

The Webp file format is already so common that image editing programs now have standard support for viewing and editing this type of image. However, in the Windows operating system it is necessary to install a codec to be able to view the images in Webp format.

We hope this tip has been very useful for you to be able to correctly view images in the Webp file format when downloading them from any website.