GIMP Can Now Finally Handle WebP Image FIles

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 10 August 2016 at 08:55 AM EDT. 23 Comments
The latest feature to land in the GIMP 2.9 development code for the much anticipated GIMP 2.10 milestone is support for WebP image files.

Developer Benoit Touchette has added complete support for WebP images within GIMP. He explained in the bug report, "this patch adds full webp file support including animations, icc profiles, exif, and xmp data. Adds optional switch for scripts during configuration."

Adding WebP support to GIMP took less than 2,000 lines of code. The patch landed in Git yesterday in time for the next development release.

Have you been using the WebP image format at all? Do you think Google is doing enough to promote it? Share your thoughts on WebP as well by commenting on this article in the forums.
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