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.
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.
Although WEBP files are small, efficient, and make websites run faster, they are not fully supported by every platform and software type. PNG files are a much more accessible file type, and a bonus is that they have support for transparent backgrounds. This makes them ideal for web graphics. If you have a batch of WEBP files, but you’re having difficulty using them, convert them into PNG files instead. Converting WEBP to PNG is a speedy process that can be done in file management software like WinZip.
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