Friday, March 18, 2011

WebP for Windows Photo Viewer

WebP (pronounced "weppy") is an image format for lossy compressed image files. It is developed by Google, based on technology acquired with the purchase of On2 Technologies. As a derivative of the video format VP8, it is a sister project to the multimedia container format WebM. WebP related software is released under a BSD license.  -Wikipedia
Sadly Windows isn't able to open Google's amazing WebP image format without Chrome. :(

Now with Google's help you can open open WebP image formats inside windows photo viewer!!!!
Thanks to Google its really simple! =D Follow the simple steps below and you will be able to view any webp file inside Windows Photo Viewer.
         1. go here and download "WebpCodecSetup.exe"

        3. Choose Setup Type as "Typical" and install
       4. Enjoy viewing your webp images inside windows photo viewer!!

If you have any tips or tricks with chrome you want to share, just comment below!! =D

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chrome As PDF Viewer

     Are you tired of waiting for Adobe Reader to load to open your PDF files? Are you afraid of Adobe Reader's flaws and vulnerabilities? One of my favorite parts about Chrome is its built in PDF viewer!! Well you can use Chrome as your new light weight PDF viewer. You probable know Google Chrome opens really quickly so you'll be about to open PDF files faster than you would in Adobe Reader with most of the features you will ever use. I uninstaller Adobe Viewer and have been using Google Chrome's PDF viewer since it was launched and i'm extremely happy with it; so there you have a simple, lightweight PDF viewer. The video below will show you a simple way to make Chrome your default PDF viewer!! =D