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Google recommends a Photoshop plugin call WebPShop that can be downloaded Github, but I haven't been able to even get Affinity to recognize it, let alone install it. Has anyone else? I bought Affinity to save myself some money with web design, and a simple mac application to convert to webp doesn't exist (or is an unstable mess or command line only). This is a major letdown.

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1 hour ago, ShatteredSite said:

and a simple mac application to convert to webp doesn't exist

Try xnviewmp it.s a viewer/manager for all sorts of image/video files,you can even see the thumbs of affinity files and it has a converter.
Can't tell how good the program works on mac but the windows version does an excellent job.

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4 minutes ago, haakoo said:

Try xnviewmp it.s a viewer/manager for all sorts of image/video files,you can even see the thumbs of affinity files and it has a converter.
Can't tell how good the program works on mac but the windows version does an excellent job.

THANK YOU! It doesn't give me detailed options, but it's what I need

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The WebP plugin for Adobe Photoshop doesn't show as a filter, extension or even as part of the export workflow, it is part of the Save as... function and adds the option to save as a WebP file from there, so it will not work with any Affinity apps.

If they start adding more file formats to the export option they may have to rethink the export window design else it's going to be a wide window. :D

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4 hours ago, firstdefence said:

If they start adding more file formats to the export option they may have to rethink the export window design else it's going to be a wide window. :D

Maybe they could add a pair of < & > buttons to scroll through the file formats?

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22 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Maybe they could add a pair of < & > buttons to scroll through the file formats?

Or create a special "export for web images" button with some web related extensions like webp!

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7 hours ago, haakoo said:

Try xnviewmp it.s a viewer/manager for all sorts of image/video files,you can even see the thumbs of affinity files and it has a converter.

Or download XnConvert to batch process images. This is powerful application as it can do quite a many operations automatically. (though I could not make it read PDFs, ghostscript installation is not so easy...) 

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I use the Android application (on Mac)  which then has a right-click to convert to webP. Works just fine but....would be nicer as an export option in Affinity Designer or Photo.

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Well the WEBP format is a tiresome subject, especially also its common support under older OSX versions. Webbrowers nowadays support it fine, but at least for my OSX version these here don't really work ...

  • XnViewMP - actual Mac version cores when loading a file
  • WebPQuickLook - doesn't really work for my older OSX for finder quick look
  • qlImageSize - not tested, since it needs at least macOS High Sierra (10.13).
  • ... etc ...

So to the rescue I actually use GC for webp files...

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3 hours ago, v_kyr said:

XnViewMP - actual Mac version cores when loading a file

For what very little it is worth, I currently have only one *.webp file on my iMac I use only for testing purposes, but XnViewMP v0.94 handles it fine in all respects, including opening it in AP, but I am running High Sierra on my iMac.

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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

For what very little it is worth, I currently have only one *.webp file on my iMac I use only for testing purposes, but XnViewMP v0.94 handles it fine in all respects, including opening it in AP, but I am running High Sierra on my iMac.

No chance here with El Capitan, when there is a webp file among all those in a dir the XNViewMP browser tries to show thumbs from it cores immediately. If you try to open a single webp file again the same. I've sent several dump reports to the author so far. - GC in contrast has no problems here and shows them all in either way.

 

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25 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

This is the WebP PS Plugin settings, posting for the curious.
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Did you also tried the preview feature?

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Compression settings can be adjusted during the "Save" command.

  • The quality goes from lossy 0 (the image is degraded to fit in fewer bytes) to lossless 100 (pixels stay exactly the same). Usually the compressed size increases with quality but for some images (e.g. screen captures, plain colors...), the lossless algorithm produce lighter files.

  • The compression effort controls the encoding speed. Slower increases the visual quality and/or decreases the file size.

  • The preview feature will show the compressed image and its final size. If the picture is too tall or too wide, a moveable zoomed-in area will appear. Warning: for big images and/or heavy compression effort, the graphical user interface may be slow/unresponsive when this is enabled.

  • For animations (several layers containing a duration in their name e.g. "Frame1 (123 ms)"), a slider will select the current frame, showing its preview and duration.

 

They don't tell if it probably also works for PSE, so one has to try for that.

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Now if only Affinity would get on the ball. That and if Safari would support Webp, fallbacks wouldn't be such an absolute necessity, adding that extra layer of complexity to web design. Having to use Modernizr JS for anything Webp related in CSS is beyond a pain. It would cut my load times in half.

Edited by ShatteredSite
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Well Safari still doesn't support it, AFAIK and as far as this one here is actual. Probably Apple is more in favor of HEIF than WEBP, however it looks as you still have to use fallbacks for Safari in your website codings.

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1 hour ago, firstdefence said:

WebPshop works in PS Elements

Not at my side here, just tested it and it cores PSE in the same manner as XNViewMP cores too, namely immediately when one tries to open a webp file. 

So far on older OSX versions I can only tell that GraphicsConverter and the ImageMagick cli tools do work flawlessly with webp files.

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I'm on High Sierra at home, PSE can open webP and save as without issues, the preview windows for webshop are tiny and of no practical use as it's not resizable, It would have been much better to use the Save for web avenue and utilise that export window. I have installed the cli webP converter via Homebrew

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