Convert a WebP Image to PNG
WebP images offer big advantages for today's web. They enhance performance by reducing load times, optimizing file size, and improving accessibility. Still, downloading them for offline use is frustrating.
Use this tool to convert a WebP image into the widely compatible PNG format.
- Converted with the highest quality settings.
- Transparency is preserved.
- Images aren't stored anywhere remotely.
- Totally free. No strings.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is a WebP image converted to PNG?
Under the hood, the PicPerf's image converter uses the 'libvips' library, a powerful image processing library written in C. It handles encoding the WebP pixel data, producing a lossless PNG version.
Is quality preserved when converting an image from WebP to PNG?
Yes. The conversion process uses the maximum quality settings during the process, so the resulting PNG image should be virtually indisguishable from the original WebP image.
What's the difference between WebP and PNG?
The PNG (Portable Network Graph) image format has been around for decades, and was originally intended to be a replace for the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). It generally offers higher quality over JPEG counterparts, but supports transparent images. WebP is a newer format introduced by Google around 2010. It was intended to serve as a modern, lightweight format for the web, while still supporting features like transparency and animations. The trade off, however, is that WebP images aren’t supported by many offline tools at the moment.
Why am I seeing WebP everywhere?
Performance. WebP images can be significantly smaller than PNG versions (sometimes as much as 70% smaller), while still offering the same key features as PNG images. This can improve things like user experience and SEO, which is critical as search engines continue to reward high-performing websites.