Google’s WebP image format offers lossless images compared to PNG and JPG. The company claims that WebP is 26% smaller in size than PNG and about 25-34% smaller in size compared to a JPG without affecting the overall quality. As advanced as it sounds on paper, WebP remains in a second seat. PNG and JPG are the industry standard, and if you get stuck with a WebP image, you need to convert it to JPG or PNG on Windows or Mac.
Many applications and services on the web do not support WebP, and many often struggle with WebP download errors. So, if you are tired of getting stuck with WebP download failure messages, read it on how to save WebP as JPG or PNG to desktop.
1. Use the Preview app on Mac
Before we move on to third-party apps and extensions from the web, let’s talk about some default solutions on Windows and Mac. Using the default Preview app on macOS, you can convert a WebP image to JPG or PNG effortlessly.
macOS supports the WebP format. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the image in the Preview app on your Mac.
2nd step: Click on File in the menu bar.
Step 3: Scroll down to Export in the list. Click on Export.
Step 4: macOS will ask you to choose the export image format. You can select JPG, PNG or HEIC from the menu. You can also select the image quality and customize the final image size according to your needs.
Step 5: Rename the exported image and click the Save button at the bottom.
That’s it. You have successfully converted a WebP file to JPG or PNG on Mac.
2. Use Paint on Windows
Using Paint on Windows 10, you can easily convert a WebP image to HEIC, PNG, or JPG. Let us show you how.
Step 1: Select the image you want to convert and open it in the Paint app on Windows 10.
2nd step: Use Ctrl + S to save the image computer.
Step 3: During the export process, Paint will ask you to choose the location and format type to save the image.
Step 4: You can select JPG or PNG from the list and click the Save button at the bottom.
3. WebP conversion tool from the web
The default Windows and Mac methods work fine. However, the whole process can take a long time when processing dozens of WebP images. In such cases, you can use an online tool that helps you take care of all the WebP images at once. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to CloudConvert on the web.
2nd step: You can select a file from the computer or use cloud services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox to add WebP images. CloudConvert also supports adding images via URL.
Step 3: In the example below, we’ve selected a few WebP files from the macOS Downloads menu.
Step 4: Select the export format from the following menu. CloudConvert supports approximately eleven image formats to choose from.
Step 5: Click Convert and the web tool will download and process the images.
Step 6: After successful conversion, you will have the option to upload images.
4. Use the Chrome extension
So far, we have talked about the ways to convert WebP images to JPG or PNG. But what if we show you a way to download WebP image as PNG in the first place.
Using a Chrome extension, you can easily download a WebP image in PNG format to your desktop. No need to convert it later. The extension gets the job done in the first place. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome or any Chromium browser such as Microsoft Edge or Opera.
2nd step: Download and install the Webp Image Converter Extension from the link below.
Step 3: From now on, whenever you come across a WebP image, right click on it and select the “Convert and Save Image As” option.
Step 4: The WebP Image Converter converts the image from WebP to PNG before saving it to the desktop.
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It can be confusing when you encounter WebP image download error while working. Follow the tips above and convert those WebP images to JPG or PNG on Windows or Mac. Which method do you find most useful for your workflow? Sound off in the comments section below.
HEIC is another niche image format used by Apple on the iPhone. Read the article below to know how to convert HEIC to JPG on Windows 10.
Last updated on April 5, 2021
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