Webp image format

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Webp image format

Postby blamingas » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:39 am

Hello. I know "webp" is the best compressing method for large images, it allows to keep the images very lite while the quality remains very good.
In September 2020 Safari finally started to support webp (it was the only browser staying away from this format), so now all browsers are supporting it.
Is it possible to use "webp" image format in Webrotate? That would revolutionary change the loading speed of spin images. I see SpotEditor doesn't have it in Publish menu. What if I manually add .webp images instead .jpg in the folder and replace these extensions in xml file - will it work? Thanks

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Re: Webp image format

Postby WebSupport » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:18 pm

Hi, thanks for this message.

Yes, indeed we were and still waiting for Safari :mrgreen: reason we're still waiting is because the webp support in Safari is only available in Bug Sur when it comes to desktop browsers which means that if we add webp support we would still have to duplicate the images to create a backup set with jpgs, making publishing quite slow.

Do you think it's a valid concern?

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