WebP support

What features would you like to see in Pixelmator Pro?
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2019-04-02 15:13:19

Pixelmator had support for WebP. When will Pixelmator Pro support it?
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2019-04-08 17:26:31

It seemed to us like WebP was maybe not quite as relevant anymore, at least compared to when it seemed to be on the way to becoming a viable format for the web. What kind of things do you use the format for, just out of interest?
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2019-06-10 13:24:50

I would like the ability to be able to edit existing webp format images.
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2019-06-25 16:23:35

by Andrius 2019-04-08 22:26:31 It seemed to us like WebP was maybe not quite as relevant anymore, at least compared to when it seemed to be on the way to becoming a viable format for the web. What kind of things do you use the format for, just out of interest?
All major browsers except for Safari/WebKit support WebP. It's a superior image format and I would like to use WebP as the primary format for my images. Aside from simply supporting the format, perhaps as an enhancement to Export for Web you could make it so it outputs more than one format at a time. For example, if I could output WebP and PNG or WebP and JPG, then I would use the PNG or JPG as a secondary format for WebKit.

<picture>
<source srcset="image.webp" type="image/webp">
<source srcset="image.jpg" type="image/jpeg">
<img src="image.jpg" alt="Alternative Text">
</picture>
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2019-06-27 14:42:31

Hey Jon, nice to see you on the forum! Thanks for another nudge on this, we'll reconsider this and see if there's anything we can do.
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2019-11-07 15:13:46

I've recently made the switch from Pixelmator to Pixelmator Pro, and I dearly miss the ability to export to WebP. I use it for web imagery as well as creating WhatsApp stickers, where the small filesize really helps keep app sizes down. It would be nice to see WebP exports return to Pixelmator Pro.
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2020-03-05 14:16:29

Bump !

We are starting to see more and more webp files online and it sucks to have to convert them in inferior format using an online editor.

It would be really nice to have Pixelmator Pro handle webp files like a big guy
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2020-03-06 06:10:02

by AnthonyY Bump !

We are starting to see more and more webp files online and it sucks to have to convert them in inferior format using an online editor.

It would be really nice to have Pixelmator Pro handle webp files like a big guy
Why so you use the format. Safari doesn’t support it? There are many devices out there
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2020-04-14 19:30:35

Chrome marks down your website in its audit tools for using JPEG or PNG, so I need to export to WebP. The <picture> element exists for providing a fallback for Safari
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2020-04-14 19:44:03

by DannyK 2020-04-15 01:32:14 Chrome marks down your website in its audit tools for using JPEG or PNG, so I need to export to WebP. The &lt;picture&gt; element exists for providing a fallback for Safari
Are you suggesting that using anything other than WebP would affect how your site performs in Google Search? If so, that’s not true. Google doesn’t care what image format you use. They do care how big images are and whether they affect performance, especially on mobile devices and and slower networks.

However, I do want to Pixelmator Pro to support WebP so I could have the option to do what you’re suggesting, which is making WebP the default image type and JPG or PNG the fallback. I don’t understand why this hasn’t been added yet.
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2020-04-14 22:22:57

by DannyK 2020-04-14 19:30:35 Chrome marks down your website in its audit tools for using JPEG or PNG, so I need to export to WebP. The &lt;picture&gt; element exists for providing a fallback for Safari
I think there are better file formats out there. Heif, but unfortunately Wordpress does not support it. Webp would be better too. I have to look how I could implement it. For seo I don’t think that is even a small one...
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2020-04-15 08:00:30

by henshaw However, I do want to Pixelmator Pro to support WebP so I could have the option to do what you’re suggesting, which is making WebP the default image type and JPG or PNG the fallback. I don’t understand why this hasn’t been added yet.
The reason is we had a fairly extensive plan for all the updates until now and we just didn't prioritize WebP support in the past. But the good news is we've decided we'd like to add it and now we need to find the time for it. We're still busy finishing up several major new features, which will take up most of our dev time but, as things stand, WebP support is now on our roadmap.
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2020-04-15 12:41:31

by Andrius 2020-04-15 13:00:30
We're still busy finishing up several major new features, which will take up most of our dev time but, as things stand, WebP support is now on our roadmap.
🎉 💯 Thanks for the update and for putting it on the roadmap.
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2020-04-15 13:27:57

by henshaw 2020-04-15 09:42:22
🎉 💯 Thanks for the update and for putting it on the roadmap.
No problem, sharing good news is always a pleasure!
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2020-04-16 05:53:19

It would be great if the export to web function could do export webp and png/jpg at the same time as a fall back for safari. Hopefully Apple and Wordpress are supporting it...

I did a bit of research - overall it’s the better format but in some cases the quality was worse then jpg.

I hope Apple is not licensing heif anymore or make it open source.

So even better compression Then webp with same quality Or better

Thanks pix team for reconsideration