Support of the WebP format

Minimum technical requirements

  • Java version: 11
  • webPDF version: 8 (revision 2159)

WebP is a graphics format developed by Google based on the VP8 video codec for lossy or lossless compressed static or animated images.

The main purpose of the WebP format is to reduce images on the Internet to the smallest possible file size. Images and graphics in WebP format are about 30% smaller than JPG or PNG files with the same image quality. The advantages of WebP compared to the classic web formats such as JPG, PNG or GIF are the possibility of using lossy or lossless compression, transparency selection via an 8-bit alpha channel which can also be used with lossy compression, use of metadata (EXIF and XMP), embedding of colour profiles and the implementation of animations.

With our new update to version webPDF now supports this format on the server side – via the webservice “Converter” – as well as in the portal. This means you can easily upload your WebP images in the portal, view them via the preview and convert them into PDF in the usual quality.