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How to Save WebP Images as JPG and PNG

The most commonly used image format has to be either JPG or PNG. This is the format used for articles or even when we are sharing on social platforms. Google announced their own image format called WebP, which can retain the image qualities of JPG and also the transparency of PNG but at a very less size. The size of WebP images are much lesser than the JPG or PNG. But the inherent problem with WebP images are that they are not compatible with all browsers. Currently it is supported on Google Chrome and a couple of other browsers. So if a website is using WebP format, it is difficult to save the file and view it later. So how to save WebP images as JPG and PNG?

Save WebP Images as JPG and PNG

How to Save WebP Images as JPG and PNG:

There are many ways to save WebP images as JPG and PNG.

1. Chrome Extension:

Save Image As Type is a Google Chrome extension which when installed gives you an option to right click and save images as JPG or PNG. This extension adds a Save as PNG, JPEG or WebP option to the right click context menu of every image. So next time you encounter a WebP image, use this extension to save images as JPG or PNG.

Save WebP Images as JPG and PNG

2. Edit the URL:

If you encounter a WebP image on internet, then right click on the image and select copy image URL in Google Chrome. Now paste this image in another tab and see if there is a –rw at the end of the URL. If the URL has –rw, then remove it from the URL and press enter. Now you will be able to save images in JPG or PNG.

3. Use unsupported browsers like Edge:

WebP is supported on browsers like Chrome and Firefox, so if you are on Windows, you can either use Edge browser or internet explorer and image will be available as PNG or JPG instead of WebP.

Alternatively you can also use web services like Image Decoder or Zamzar to convert WebP to JPG or PNG format.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. Nice article sir, keep it up!

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