How Do I Convert WebP Images to JPG Format?

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How Do I Convert WebP Images to JPG Format?

There are different ways to convert WebP images to a JPG format:

  • using and online WebP to JPG converter,
  • using built-in programs like Paint (for Windows) or Preview app (for Mac),
  • using installed third-party image editing software like Adobe Photoshop.

Google developed the WebP image format to provide a superior image compression technology to replace the widely used JPEG, GIF, and PNG image formats. While boasting a small file size and maintaining the quality of the image, WebP is quickly becoming a favorite format with web developers

If you need to change WebP images to JPG or some other image format for any reason, you can easily do so. Just pick one of the ways outlined in this article.

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Convert WebP to JPG on Windows

One of the easiest ways to change WebP image to JPG on your Windows computer is changing the file name extension from “.webp” to “.jpg”. Although we advise editing a copy of the image in case something goes wrong.

You can also convert a WebP image file to JPG with Windows’s default MS Paint app:

1. Click the Start menu, then find and open the Paint app

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2. Open the WebP image you want to convert (find it in File > Open or drag the file into the Paint window)

1654159974364webp-to-jpg-using-paint-2-67642223. Choose File > Save As > JPEG picture to save the file as a JPG. Then indicate a folder to save your converted image to.

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Convert WebP to JPG on MAC

Conveniently Mac computers love WebP images. Therefore, converting a WebP file to JPG on a Mac is easy with the Mac Preview default software. Here are the steps to convert WebP images to JPG images on Mac:

1. Open the Finder on your Mac and choose the WebP file

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2. Double-click the image file to open it by default in the Preview app.

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3. Choose File > Export

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4. In the export menu settings, choose Format > JPEG

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5. Save the image in the desired location under the desired name.

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Other Ways to Change WebP to JPG Format

You can use other not-so-conventional ways to convert image files in WebP to JPG format. These methods work across different devices and are simple to use too. You can use these methods on any operating system too.

Take a screenshot of a WebP image

While this is not the cleanest method of converting a WebP image file, it works. The resolution of the image may be impacted. However, you may be able to use the image for references and basic requirements. To take a screenshot, you can hit the screenshot key on your keyboard or use a screenshot application on your system.

Use Chrome extensions

Chrome extensions are great little plugins that cater to different uses, including saving WebP image files to other formats. With the extensions installed and activated, users can save a WebP image file as a JPG, PNG, or other formats when they use a Chrome browser. Here are some extensions that are perfect for WebP image conversion.

  • Save the image as Type
  • WebP / Avif image converter

Use Browsers That Don’t Support WebP

Only around 79% of browsers support the WebP format. When you download an image from the web and it is a WebP file, you can download the same image as a JPG from other browsers that do not support WebP. Here are some of the browsers that you can use:

  • Internet Explorer 6 – 11
  • KaiOS 2.5
  • Opera 10.1

Install Desktop Image Converters

Desktop image converters are great tools to convert images into any desired file format. In addition, image converters have additional capabilities to enhance the color and quality of the images. Here are some of the most popular desktop image converters to convert WebP to JPG image files:

Change image URL

Changing the image URL when saving WebP images from Google Play is an easy manual method of converting WebP to JPG. Here is how to do it:

1. Right-click on the WebP image file and choose Copy Image Address from the side menu

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2. Paste the image address into a new browser tab

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3. Remove the last three characters from the address. For example, remove -rw and press enter. The alternate file format is loaded automatically.

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4. Right-click on the image and choose Save Image As to save the image file as a JPG.

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