With WebP, webmasters and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make websites faster.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our WordPress Development Services, we regularly help our customers to perform Software installation on the Websites and Servers.
In this context, we shall learn more about WebP which is pronounced as "weppy"
More about WebP?
WebP is an image format which is great at both lossy and lossless compression. It is currently developed by Google, based on technology acquired with the purchase of On2 Technologies.
It is closely related to WebM multimedia container format project as a derivative of the VP8 video format.
It helps to reduce the byte size of photos on the web significantly and this allows web sites to load faster and boost its performance.
You can download it via its official resource
Once you visit the official website, you can follow their installation instructions to get it installed on your Server or machine if you are working on a project locally.
The advantage of using WebP is that it is widely supported by major web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, the Opera browser, and by many other tools and software libraries.