This post talks about how to edit WebP images in Windows 11/10. WebP format is an image format developed by Google. It employs both lossy and lossless compression and is primarily used on the web. It provides you higher image quality in comparatively lower image size than JPEG and PNG. You can easily view WebP images on Windows.
Now, if you want to make changes to WebP images and edit them on Windows 11/10, you have landed on the correct page. Here, we are going to discuss different tools that enable you to edit WebP images. We have listed multiple image editing software that allow you to import, modify, and then export WebP images. There are some software and online tools that let you import and edit WebP images but don’t let you save them in WebP format. Hence, we have kept them out of the list.
Let us now have a look at the software and steps to edit WebP images on Windows PC.
How to Edit WebP Images in Windows 11/10
You can use any of the below-listed software to edit WebP images in Windows 11/10:
- Chasys Draw IES
- RealWorld Paint
Let us discuss these WebP editors in detail!
GIMP is a free and open-source image editing software for Windows 11/10. It supports a wide number of image formats to edit including WebP and others like JPG, PNG, BMP, SVG, PSD, EPS, TIFF, Static and Animated GIF, and many more. You can simply import a WebP image, edit it, and then export it in its native format. If you want to convert the edited WebP image to another supported image format, you can do that too.
How to Edit WebP Image in GIMP
Here are the steps to edit WebP image in GIMP on Windows 11/10 PC:
- Download and install GIMP.
- Launch the GIMP app.
- Open a WebP image.
- Edit the image using various standard and advanced tools offered by GIMP.
- Save the edited image as WebP or export it to some other format.
Firstly, make sure you have installed GIMP on your PC. If you don’t already have it, download GIMP from its official website and install it. Then, launch the application.
Go to the File menu and use the Open option to browse and import a Web image. You can also import multiple WebP images and edit them in different tabs.
Now, you have several tools to edit the WebP image. You can rotate, resize, crop, flip, mirror, change the canvas size, etc. You can also change color level, temperature, posterize, exposure, invert, etc., apply filters like blur, artistic, distort, noise, light and shadow, and do more. It also lets you draw over the WebP image. If you want to edit a WebP image as a layered image, you can do that in GIMP. Furthermore, you can add an outline to text, add neon glow effects to text, remove background, and do more editing in GIMP.
After editing a WebP image, you can overwrite the existing image (File > Overwrite) or convert it to another format supported in it (File > Export As).
Paint.NET is quite a popular image editor that lets you edit WebP images. Although, WebP images were not supported in earlier versions of Paint.NET. Users had to install an external plugin to import, edit, and save WebP images through Paint.NET. However, its latest version supports WebP images by default. So, make sure you have installed its latest version to import and modify WebP images in it.
Just open a WebP image By going to the File > Open option and then you will be able to view and edit the WebP Image. For editing, it provides all essential tools including transform (rotate, crop, resize, flip, etc.), drawing tools (shapes, line, arrow, text, paint bucket, etc.), color level customization options, and more. It offers some handy filters to modify the look and feel of WebP or any image, such as noise, distort, blur, red-eye removal, etc. You can also manage multiple layers while editing an image from the Layers menu.
After editing, you can save WebP in its original format or another image format using the File > Save as option.
3] Chasys Draw IES
Chasys Draw IES is an advanced image editing software using which you can edit WebP Images. When you install this software, it actually installs three different applications that include Chasys Draw IES Artist, Chasys Draw IES Converter, and Chasys Draw IES Viewer. You can use Chasys Draw IES Artist to edit WebP and other images like PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, etc.
Simply download and install this package and then launch its Chasys Draw IES Artist application. After that, click on the File > Open option to import a WebP image to it that you can view and edit.
It provides a great number of editing features that include rotate, resize, crop, advanced transformation features (skew, perspective, swirl, smart resize, etc.), various effects and filters, color adjustments, drawing tools, and more. It even lets you create icons from WebP images. Furthermore, you can also create WebP animations through this software. You can go to the Animations menu and import frames to create animations.
When you are done editing the WebP image, save it using the File > Save option. If you want to convert an edited image to some other format, you can use the File > Export option and select the desired output format.
It is a great graphics utility suite that lets you edit images including WebP, view images, converter images, create object and frame animations, generate cursors, design flyers, and more. You can download it from here.
4] RealWorld Paint
RealWorld Paint is a free WebP image editor for Windows 11/10. It lets you edit both static as well as animated WebP images. You can simply import a WebP image and edit it using various tools. Some nice tools provided in it include annotating WebP images with a drawing brush, text tool, shape, line, etc. You can also transform WebP images as you want, apply filters to them, adjust color levels in images, impose a watermark on WebP images, and more. If you want to create an animated WebP, go to its Create > Create Animation option.
When you finish up editing the WebP image, go to the File menu and click on the Save as or Save for web option and select WebP format as output.
PicosmosTools is a set of image processing tools including an Editor that lets you edit WebP images. When you install this software on your Windows 11/PC, you will get two different applications including Picosmos Shows (image viewer) and PicosmosTools.
Launch PicosmosTools and you will see a variety of image creation and editing tools. Some of the tools provided by it include Crop and Split, Combine, Batch Processor, Animation, Screen Capture, and more. From the main screen, click on the Editor tool. This tool allows you to edit individual images such as WebP, HEIC, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
To edit WebP images, it offers options like resize, canvas size, crop, flip, rotate, color level, color balance, grayscale, and more. You can also draw over images, add text to images, manage layers, and apply several filters.
You can save the final results in WebP or some other format using the File > Save as function.
XnView is an image viewer and editor software that lets you edit WebP images. You can browse and select the WebP image that you want to edit. Double click on the selected WebP image to open up it in a new tab. In the new tab, you will see some nice editing tools including crop, resize, rotate, enhance colors, customize color curves, etc. You can also find a Draw tool in it using which you can add text, watermark, line, rectangle, and circle to the WebP image. You can then save the edited WebP image using the File > Save as option.
It is a great viewer with multiple standard editing features using which you can make some basic modifications to WebP images.
IrfanView is a popular image viewer which also acts as a WebP editor for Windows 11/10. You can import WebP images and then edit them using the Image menu. Its Image menu offers some useful editing tools like rotate left, rotate right, resize, change the canvas size, add border/frame, add hexagon/star/heart, convert to grayscale, color corrections, auto-adjust colors, sharpen, red-eye removal, effects, and more. You can use these options to edit a WebP image according to your requirement. You can use the File > Save option to save the changes in WebP images.
JPEGView is a free, open-source, and portable WebP image editor for Windows 11/10. It provides basic editing tools. Just open a WebP image in it and you will see rotate clockwise, rotate counter-clockwise, and a few other options. You can right-click on the image and view various options including transform image (rotate, change the size, perspective correction, mirror), auto-correction, local density correction, etc.
If you open the image in full screen, you will see some more editing features including contrast, brightness, saturation, color correction, darken highlights, deep shadows, lighten shadows, and more. After editing, right-click the image, use the Save processed image option, and select output file format as WebP. Apart from WebP, it supports JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and other image formats to view and edit.
How do I change a WebP to a JPEG?
You can convert WebP to a JPEG image file using any of the above-discussed software. These software let you save the edited WebP in its native format or export WebP to another format like JPEG. All of these support JPEG as output format. For example, in GIMP, you can import a WebP image, edit it if your want, and then use the File > Export as option to convert WebP to JPEG or any other image format.
Is WebP better than PNG?
Well, that is still debatable as both have their own pros and cons. However, there are some advantages of WebP format over PNG images.
- WebP provides transparency and the same quality as PNG with a 26% smaller file size.
- Due to the file size, WebP images load faster than PNG images.
How do I change a WebP to a PNG?
These WebP editors also let you convert a WebP image to PNG format. Software including GIMP, RealWorld Paint, XnView, IrfanView, and others allow you to export WebP to PNG. Even the latest version of Paint.NET supports WebP format and enables you to edit WebP and convert WebP to PNG.
That’s it! Hope this article helps you find the right software to edit WebP images on Windows 11/10 PC.