How to convert images to webp format in Ubuntu

Webp is a new image format for the web. It can be used on websites for the fast and efficient loading of images. Webp is an open-source image format created by Google and quickly getting adopted by web developers.

If you use Ubuntu or Debain, you can install webp from the official repository with the command

To convert an image to webp format, open the terminal and run

If you want to specify the quality of the converted webp image, you can use -q option.

Image viewer comes with Ubuntu won’t display webp images. To view webp images, you can open them in the GIMP image editor or drag and drop them in a web browser. Another way is to use the command-line tool that comes with webp package.

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