WebP file is an image format which is developed by Google. The size of the file of an image which is saved in WebP can be up to 30% less than the same image which is saved in JPEG or PNG. It means that an image which is saved in a WebP image can take up to 30% lesser disk space than a JPEG or PNG format.
Because WebP images have smaller size, so there are more sites which use it. However, not all browsers can support the WebP format. And here, we will inform you about 10 best programs that you are able to use for opening a WebP file on your PC. And it is free to use. What are they? You are able to check them below.
If you want to open a WebP file on your Windows 10, you are able to use it by using Windows Photo Viewer. With it, you are able to open WebP images without having to install any codecs or plugins. To open a WebP file with it, you are able to right click on the WebP file and then you have to click on Open With. After that, you have to choose Windows Photo Viewer to open the WebP image with Windows Photo Viewer. And now, you are able to see the image.
But, you need to note that by default, Windows Photo Viewer is disabled. So, you need to enable it first.
Another way program that you are able to use for opening WebP images is ImageGlass. It is the best free image viewer which is available for Windows 10. It can support more than 70 image formats and it includes WebP image. Also, the user interface of this program is neat.
It is an open-source WebP viewer program that can be used in Windows 10. The interface of this tool is free of clutter and you will see that there is only a menu bar that you can find on the top section to use available options. This tool has a unique feature. What is it? The feature can play animated WebP images.
By using this app, you are allowed to add images. To do that, you can use the drag and drop feature. This tool also has thumbnails of added images which are visible on the bottom section of its interface and it is convenient for you to use this tool. What else? This tool has an autoplay or slideshow option which can show the next images automatically. You are also able to adjust the speed of autoplay in ms and you are able to do it using the Speed option that you are able to find under the View menu. Setting view mode or style to open next images, changing thumbnail preview size, disabling autoplay are some other features that you are able to enjoy in this tool.
We can say that this program is one of the best image editor software and image viewers. This program has a lot of features that you are able to use. Here are some features of this program.
- With this program, you are able to add layers to images.
- You are able to add drop shadow effects.
- This program allows you to apply different effects.
- You are able to adjust saturation or hue.
- You are able to adjust brightness and contrast.
- You are permitted to flip an image vertically and horizontally.
- Paint.net permits you to be able to annotate an image.
- You are able to rotate images.
- It can open WEbP images.
- You are able to open multiple images on its interface.
- And many more.
If you want to open a WebP image with Paint.net, you have to use the Open option which you can find in the File menu. Then, when WebP can be seen by you, you are able to zoom in and out by using the slider which is located on the bottom right corner. Then, if you want to add multiple layers, you are able to do that by using the Layers menu. Besides, you can also apply blur, distort, noise, and render effects by using the top menu. If you want to resize, rotate, crop and flip WebP images, you can do it by using the Image menu.
If you have done anything that you want on the WebP image, then you are able to save the file by using the Save As option.
This is another open-source image viewer that you are able to use to open WebP images. This tool can also open many other image formats. If you use this tool, you are able to see that there are no menus, sidebars or other options on its interface. The thing that you will see in this tool is the image. This tool has an interesting feature where it can automatically open the image in best-fit view mode. Besides, you are also able to open an image in full size or free size mode by using the right click context menu.
Besides the features that we have mentioned above, the other features that you are able to enjoy from this tool are listed below.
- This tool can show the image preview in the right click menu of an image.
- In the image Properties window, there is its own FP tab to showsEXIF data of that image.
- You are able to copy all the EXIF information by using that tab.
FastStone Image Viewer
This is an image organizer, image watermark, editor, and converter software. This program is free to use for personal use or education. With this program, you are able to add effects to the images, resize it, crop it and many more. In addition, you are also able to play an animated GIF, Red-eye removal, add borders to images, and many more. You can also view WebP images and use all the features of FastStone for WebP images.
If you want to choose a WebP image folder, you have to use its navigation pane. Then, when the folder is chosen, you will see the thumbnails. Then, if you want to see the WebP image, you have to double click on the thumbnail of the image. By doing it, it will open the image in full screen view mode. If you want to play slideshow, move, copy to a folder, rename, and view the WebP image properties, you are able to do that by right clicking on a WebP image. This program also has batch image rename and batch image converter features.
This program is an image organizer which can be used for educational and even for personal use. It is free to use and it has a lot of features including capturing screenshots, playing slideshow of images, comparing images, editing images by applying filters and effects, cropping images, rotating, adjusting contrast, brightness and many more. Another interesting feature is that you are able to open WebP images.
How to open a WebP image by using this program? You are able to do that by using its navigation pane. You have to choose a folder containing WebP images and thumbnails of those images will be seen by you. Then, you have to choose an image and then you are able to view it. When it is opened, you are able to zoom in up to 1600%, copy it, move it to the other folders, delete, rename it and the other things that you want to do. For doing it, just right click on the image. In addition, this program also permits you to be able to view the left sidebar which shows image details, EXIF data and histogram.
123 Photo Viewer
There are some awesome features that you are able to enjoy from 123 Photo Viewer. Here they are.
- This program can support animation including Gif, APNG, and WebP animations. You are able to stop and resume the image and also you are able to control forward and backward by frame. This program permits you to be able to magnify each frame and all frames are able to be saved separately as static images. Even, it has the ability to adjust the speed of playing.
- It is the best magnifier. It is because you are able to do it with just one click and you can quit magnifier by moving the mouse away or clicking again. When you scale an image, it has no lag at all.
- The image navigation is easy to use. You are able to go to next or previous by clicking the sides of the screen without having to look for buttons. Keyboard or touch screen can also be used. If you want to quickly go to neighboring files, you can use thumbnails below.
- It can support file format. This program can support Apple’s .livp and it is the only one which directly supports .bpg format.
- It supports the keyboard. You are able to use Esc to quit directly, and then you are able to press F or f for having full screen. If you use the Delete key, you can quickly delete without a confirmation prompt. If you want to delete with a confirmation prompt, you can use the button.
- This is the best vector image view for SVG format. This program permits you to be able to magnify with full quality in real time.
- It can support .psd. You can not only see inside the app, if you set the app as the default opener, the explorer of the system will use the thumbnail handler of the app to generate thumbnails directly in explorer.
JPEGView is a multi-purpose image editing program that you are able to use for Windows 10 OS. This app is very lightweight and fast and it is a configurable viewer or editor for PNG, JPG, TGA, GIF, TIFF and WebP. This application has on-the-fly image processing which permits you to be able to adjust typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, contrast and local under-/overexposure. Besides, this tool also provides an unobtrusive interface to image viewing with most controls only coming up on mouse-over of the window or the lower part of the window. This application has a simple black-background and it also has an optional full-screen mode which permits you to look at your image without facing any distractions.
Actually, you are not able to open a WebP image with Photos App directly. You will have to convert the image first or rename it to JPG or PNG. If you want to rename the WebP image first, here are the steps that you have to follow.
- First, you have to browse to the folder which contains the WebP image. Then, you have to click on the View tab and then choose File Extensions to be able to view file extensions for all files.
- Next, you have to right click on the image file with WebP extension and then you have to click on the Rename option. Or, you are able to click the file and then hit the F2 key.
- In this step, you have to change the WebP or webp extension which usually shows up at the end of the name of the file. You have to change it to JPG, JPEG or PNG. Then, you have to press the Enter key so that it will be saved.
- At last, you have to right click on the JPG or PNG file which you just converted from WebP. Then, you have to click on Open With and choose Photos app. So, it will be opened by Photos app.
If you choose to convert the WebP image instead of renaming it before opening it by Photos app, you can convert it by using an online converter. There are a lot of online converters that you are able to use for converting WebP files to the other formats such as Ezgif, Webp-Converter, Convertio and many more.
The way to convert your WebP file is easy. Usually, you just have to upload the file to the online converter and then you have to press the Convert button. Then, wait for the process to finish it. And after that, you will see the result of the conversion and you are able to download it to your device.
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