WebP is a new image format developed by Google. This new image type is designed for the web with superior lossless and lossy compression. Webmasters and developers can make use of webp to create smaller, richer images and speed up the web page loading.WebP is natively supported in modern web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera browser. Some image editing tools however may not add support to it yet. If you want to use your favorite image editor to edit it but found the image is not recognized, you can use a Webp image converter to convert it to a more common image format first, such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, etc. In fact, the stock image editors in Windows system, the Paint and Paint 3D, can help us easily convert WebP images to JPG or PNG without third-party apps on Windows PC.
Convert WebP to JPG, PNG with Paint for Windows
On Windows 10 PC, search for ‘paint’ from the search box at the task bar to quickly find and launch the Paint app or Paint 3D app. Find the Webp image file in Windows File Explorer. Then drag and drop it on the Paint app window to open it with the editor. Then go to File > Save As. In the sub-menu, choose PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF format, or select Other format > TIF, TIFF, or HEIC. Optionally choose a different location and/or file name, and save it. The WEBP format supports transparency but you’ll find that transparency is lost after the conversion. Paint program can’t keep its transparency even if you choose to convert WebP to PNG.
If you want to edit or convert WebP using Paint 3D program in Windows 10, you have to rename the webp image first. Simply change its file extension to jpg or png. Otherwise you won’t be able to import webp images to Paint 3D on your PC.
After the WEBP image was opened in Paint 3D, go to Menu >Save As > Image. Then select a folder to save the file, choose a different name for the new image file, and choose the desired file format, JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and finally save the new image file to your computer.
Other WebP image converters for Windows
Except the Paint and Paint 3D, you can also use third-party image editors, such as Format Factory, XnConvert, etc.
- Format Factory: a free multifunctional media processing tool for Windows.It can convert videos, audios, images, documents, rip DVDs, rip CDs, create ISO image files, etc.
- XnConvert: one of my favorite editors, converters. It is cross-platform, works for Mac, Windows, Linux. It lets users batch convert WebP to JPG or other formats. Best of all, it is Free.