How to Convert Images to WebP Format With macOS

In this tutorial we are sharing a good information on using webP images using macOs.

WebP is a new open standard format for compressed images developed by Google on the basis of the VP8 video codec, therefore closely linked to the WebM audio/video compression format. Now with the compatibility with all major web browsers out there, webP has made huge acceptability among web developers. Maintaining the same image quality, in terms of bytes, the WebP format is about 30% lighter than the classic JPEG standard and is therefore useful for speeding up web page loading time.

It may seem strange, but Photoshop, the most popular photo editing software on the universe, has unfortunately not yet added native support for WebP.  If you’re using Photoshop and want to save your images in the new WebP format, you can’t. To do it, you have to rely on third-party plugins whose compatibility, among other things, is not even guaranteed with all the latest versions.

Without resorting to online converters or questionable plugins, web graphics professionals will find Pym extremely useful. Pym is a small, but complete application from Chi-Wang available on the App Store. Pym allows, in a very detailed manner, to act on the compression of images in different formats, including WebP.

pym app appstore

Open Pym

Place an image by selecting an image or by dragging it with a simple drag & drop in the box inside the app.

After that, you can choose the new file type and the compression level, directly comparing the differences in terms of quality and size between the new and the old file.

You can also follow my step by step guide on How to Upload WebP Images on WordPress.

Pym is a totally open source project distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. The entire code is also available on GitHub and is based on Squoosh, a web app that allows you to operate on the compression options of the various image formats.

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