Fixing Chrome’s WebP image format problem

Fixing Chrome's WebP image format problem

Say Goodbye to Chrome’s WebP Format: How to Save Images in JPG or PNG

Chrome WebP Format

Have you ever encountered the frustration of trying to save an image from a webpage, only to be presented with an unfamiliar file format? Chrome users may have experienced this annoyance due to Google’s recent transition to the WebP format as the default option for image saving. While the WebP format offers a 25% reduction in file size, it poses a challenge for users who prefer more widely accepted formats like JPG and PNG.

Fortunately, there’s a solution: an easy-to-install Chrome extension that allows you to convert WebP images into JPG or PNG formats. In this article, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of installing and using this extension, putting an end to the WebP format issue once and for all.

Installing the Extension

To begin, make sure you have an updated version of the Chrome browser installed. The operating system you use is not a factor in this process. Once your browser is ready, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Chrome: Launch the Chrome web browser.
  2. Install the Extension: Visit the Chrome Web Store page for the “Save image as Type” extension and click “Add to Chrome.” Confirm the installation by clicking “Add Extension.” Installing the Save image As Type Chrome extension

Pinning the Extension

After installing the extension, you may find it convenient to pin it to the Chrome toolbar for easy access. Here’s how to pin the extension:

  1. Access the Extension Menu: Click on the puzzle piece icon located in the toolbar to open the extension menu.
  2. Pin the Extension: From the drop-down menu, select the pin icon associated with “Save image as Type” to pin it to the toolbar. Pinning the extension to the Chrome toolbar

Pin or unpinning the extension is entirely optional, but it simplifies the removal process in the future. To remove the extension, simply right-click the pinned icon and select “Remove From Chrome.”

Using the Save image as Type Extension

Before you can utilize the extension, close and reopen Chrome to enable its functionality. Once you’ve done that, follow these steps to save an image in your preferred format:

  1. Open a Webpage: Navigate to a webpage containing the image you want to save.
  2. Save the Image: Right-click on the image and select “Save image as Type” > “Save as X” (replace X with either JPG, PNG, or WebP, if desired). Saving an image in JPG format in Chrome

With the extension in action, your image will be saved in the format of your choice, and you can proceed without further hassle. No longer will you be restrained by the limitations of the WebP format.

In conclusion, Google’s decision to change the default image saving behavior in Chrome may have caused frustration for users reliant on the more commonly used JPG and PNG formats. However, with the “Save image as Type” extension, you can seamlessly save images in the format that suits your needs. Embrace this simple solution and bid farewell to the WebP format woes.