WebP – an image format developed by Google to ensure superior compression of photos. The WebP format is a sophisticated alternative method for convenient image compression that is now entering the market. JPEG vs. WebP: reductions in file size of up to 80% are commonly achievable.
At this time, Opera and Chrome support the modern image format. Firefox has announced support for WebP images in the future. Internet Explorer and Safari are left out completely. The way in which images are encoded has a big impact on the size of the resulting files.
In this post you’re going to learn about a new image format called WebP for Joomla!3 that aims to reduce the size of images without compromising their quality.
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How to Usage WebP for Joomla
Option 1) Install the cwebp binary:
yum install libwebp-tools
If you have root access to your servers, you can install this tool yourself - for instance in your /usr/local/bin folder so that the path becomes /usr/local/bin/cwebp.
Option 2) Get PHP support for WebP:
PHP 5.5.0 and later ship with GD support for WebP and it has GD support enabled. Once GD is enabled, the imagewebp() function will exist and our plugin will make use of this to convert PNG and JPG images to WebP.