How to Convert WebP Images to JPEG on Mac and Windows

If you frequently save images from the Internet, you’ve probably come across WebP. The format began to replace other common file types, providing better compression while maintaining quality.

However, not all applications work well with WebP images, and sometimes converting to a more friendly format is necessary.

When it comes to conversion, most operating systems provide a built-in solution, but web apps are also an option. Let’s see how to convert WebP images to JPEG on Mac and Windows.

How to Convert WebP to JPEG on Mac

If you’re using a MacBook or desktop Mac, here’s how to convert WebP images to JPEG on macOS:

  1. Open the WebP image in Insight. If the file opens in another application, Control-click the article in Searcher and select Open With > Preview
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  1. Go to File > Export
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  1. Select JPEG as the format, choose a destination, then click to safeguard
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When exporting in Preview, you also have the option of saving the image in other common formats, including PNG and PDF.

How to Convert WebP to JPEG on Windows

If you’re on Windows, here’s how to convert WebP images to JPEG:

  1. Right click the article in File Explorer and select Open With > Paint
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  1. Go to File > Save As > JPEG Image
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  1. Choose a destination and click to safeguard
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In most cases, the Paint method should work on both Windows 10 and 11.

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However, the app may not be able to open WebP files in some OS versions, such as Windows 11 Insider Preview. Fortunately, other solutions exist.

How to Convert WebP to JPEG Online

If your computer doesn’t allow it or you prefer to use an online tool, here’s how to convert WebP images to JPEG using the CloudConvert website:

  1. Go to CloudConvert

  2. Click on Choose the folderdesktop cloud converter program

  3. Locate the image you want to convert and click Opencloud convert choose file screen

  4. Select JPG as the Convert to format and click Convertconvert webp image to jpeg

  5. Click on To downloadconvert webp image using cloud convert

The image will be saved to your default download location. Alternatively, you can right click the Download button and select Save link as to choose another destination.

Is WebP better than JPEG?

Since WebP offers better compression than JPEG, using the new online format makes sense. When you load a web page, you generally want the content to appear as quickly as possible.

On top of that, the quality maintained when using WebP gives it an added advantage over JPEG in most contexts.

However, some popular apps still don’t support the format, which means the conversion is needed in some situations.

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Matt is an Australian freelance writer with a degree in creative and critical writing. Before starting his studies, he worked in technical support and gained valuable knowledge about technology and its users. His true passion is storytelling and he hopes to one day write a novel worthy of publication.

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