PNG - Portable Graphics Format - is a type of raster image file widely used across the internet. They are widely compatible with plenty of software applications. Unlike JPG files, PNG files have lossless data compression, which means they can be reduced in size without losing data and overall image quality. They also have the ability to read transparent backgrounds, making them great for logos and other icons that tend to be displayed over pictures. You’ll find that most online applications support PNGs, and they are commonly used for digital photographs as well as graphics.
WEBP is an image file designed by Google to make websites more efficient. By maintaining higher quality and smaller size, WEBP files are intended to make the web faster without losing the quality of the images we are used too. By replacing most of the images on image-heavy websites with WEBP files, web pages will load faster and use less battery, which is ideal for mobile browsing. WEBP files are the sister project of WEBM files and use both lossy and lossless compression. File sizes tend to be smaller but, as a result, are not suitable for printing.
When you’re uploading image files to a website, it’s vital to use efficiently sized photos, so the website loads quickly on desktop and mobile. You could try compressing your images as much as possible, but you might end up just losing overall quality and making your images pixellated. So what happens if you have a collection of PNG images and you want to make them smaller for your website but retain the quality? Convert the PNG files into WEBP files. WEBP is a file type specifically designed to make websites run smoothly and maintain good image quality. You can convert PNG to WEBP in no time at all with file conversion software like WinZip.
WinZip is more than just a PNG to WEBP converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.