So here's my WebP workaround on Windows:

* open the .webp file in MS Paint
* save as .jpeg or .png as appropriate

I shit you not, this works, as MS Paint is able to use the system WebP codec to load the files.

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I've been reminded also that squoosh.app can be very helpful for converting file types, as it can both read and write WebP and runs in a web browser, so works on any OS. :D

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@brion “Works on any OS” is a bit broad for NPM, but yeah, it works on the 3 or 4 main modern platforms ;)

Great project, thanks for the link, allows me to easily compare e.g. AVIF, which is not that widespread currently.

And: Ceterum censeo JPEG esse delendam. We wouldn’t use BMP or uncompressed TIFF for websites any longer, right? Why are we still seeing JPEG everywhere?

@brion Oh, it does: There’s a project to have node.js in a browser. I mean, why not. And then program a webserv… ouch!

(half) joking aside: I was referring to run “squoosh.app” completely locally, without Google Analytics tracking me.

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