WebP is a new image format from Google, compressing lossy images like JPEG, PNG and other image formats but still preserving quality and resolution. According Google, WebP images are 40% smaller than JPEG images of similar quality. Still world has not yet adopted the WebP image format as there is no native support for this image format in Microsoft Windows operating systems with image viewers such as Windows Photo Viewer and other image editing tools.
Viewing WebP Images Natively on Windows
As of now, WebP image format support is enabled in browsers like Google Chrome 9 and Opera 11.10 Beta (Opera 11.10 final will be released today). When downloading and installing WebP Codec for Windows, you may view WebP images in Windows Photo Viewer and their thumbnails in Windows Explorer.
Open and View Google WebP Images in Sumatra PDF Reader
WebP Codec for Windows supports Windows XP SP3/Vista/7. You can open and view sample WebP images installed in WebP Codec directory with “Windows Photo Viewer”.
Office 2010 allows you to insert WebP Images into documents, slides and spreadsheets and these files shared with your friends and relatives without the need to install WebP Codec on their PCs as Office 2010 stores these images internally in a lossless portable format.