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WebP because 85% to 95% of the desktop browsers support WebP

WebP is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Using WebP, webmasters, and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make the web faster.

WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images at equivalent SSIM quality index.

The Microsoft Edge Betar supports WebP

Apple Safari is the latest major browser that lacks WebP support.

 85% to 95% of desktop browsers now support WebP

For mobile and tablets, the figures are somewhat lower.

If Apple supports WebP in future versions, more than 90% of browsers will support WebP on all platforms.

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Thanks for adding this request. I think the links triggered our spam filter.  I'm actually out on vacation* right now, so it may take a bit to get back to everyone, but I'll be back on Tuesday. 

*By "vacation" I mean I'm preparing to defend my dissertation. 

Thumb up from me for this feature!

Since Bug Sur and Safari, we can rename the title to 100% of actual browsers support webp. So now every important browser supports webp. Everyone who cares for good google ranking needs to deal with that, because loading of websites matters. From my point of view it is only a question of time, when webp will be kind of standard.

PhotoMecanic is doing a great job in uploading images to a webserver. Unfortunatly now I need 3rd party tools like webponizer. A nail in the workflow. That's a pitty, because from my point of view Photo Mechanig offers with the uploader a better workflow for website developers than lightroom.

There are a lot of other reasons:
  • BigSur also supports webp, e.g. the preview app.
  • Compared to JPEG: Less size, better Quality. So why resist on JPEG?
  • Smartphones starts to support webp, e.g. Open Camera app.

Looks like JPEG XL seems even more impressive than WebP

Looks like JPEG XL seems even more impressive than WebP, based on 

Looks like JPEG XL seems even more impressive than WebP, based on 

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