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


  1. I hope I inspired you to do this post ;-)

  2. haha yes, I saw you guys talking about webp so i checked the webp source page and i was like OMG webp support for windows =D so thx ^_^

  3. Haha, no problem. I also found a "YouTube Hack" today, if you're interested. I was going to post about it soon, but it won't be for a few weeks.

    You can download the original video directly from YouTube - Copyright breach there.

  4. download youtube videos like with
    and download youtube video mp3 only with ?
    or some real hack?

  5. Oh now, I knew about those services.
    With the power of HTML5, you can download the exact video displayed on the page - No need for converters (no lack of quality). I guess it's not a "real" hack, but still a nifty feature.

    P.S. for a Chrome blog you've missed the new logo, the new dev versions... Jheesh ;-)
    Haven't even mentioned the side tabs feature :P

  6. well, i'm busy with school... i am really going to start up the blog at summer :\
    it says there was an error loading the pic
    btw i like ur blog did u design it urself?

  7. Eh, I don't blame you, I've take a few weeks off from my blog to finish some College work.

    TwitPic always has issues.. Blah blah blah

    Nope, I used a theme called "SoulVision" - Sometimes I think of changing, but there's far too must custom coding to know what to say :(