You may have noticed that the macOS Big Sur version has started downloading images from browsers in webp format. Below we will tell you how to convert such images to jpg, png, etc.
Unfortunately, in macOS Big Sur and Safari 14 (as well as Firefox), webp is the default format and cannot be changed. This format was developed by Google, it is aimed at fast website performance and saving memory.
WebP images are 26% smaller in size than PNG images and 25-34% smaller than JPEG images.
Most interestingly, at the moment, even the latest version of Google Chrome downloads images in png format.
The downside is that the webp format is not supported by many programs, so it often needs to be converted to other formats. Below we will explain how this can be done.
The fastest way
The fastest way to convert a webp image to another format is to take a screenshot. Just take a screenshot of the original image right in the source, without even downloading it.
There are other options as well.
Through the program View
You can convert images using the standard Viewer program.
- Open the webp image in Viewer.
- On the menu bar, select File> Duplicate (or use the keyboard shortcut command + shift + S).
- Close the duplicated image to save it in a new format (command + W).
- Select the format you need from the menu. You can also choose the file size and save location.
- Click on Save.
Via Webp Converter for Mac
If you often have to convert files, then you will save your time by downloading the program Webp Converter… It’s free and works offline.
- Open the program Webp Converter for Mac and drag your file or several into its window.
- In the lower left corner, select jpg or png format.
- Click the button Convert in the lower right corner.
- Select the location to save the file.
That’s all, now you know about several ways to convert webp images to other formats.