Step 1: Introduction
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a Facebook post filled with comments lamenting the perceived limitations of whippy format images. Many believed these images were virtually useless because they appeared unusable upon download, often requiring the use of screenshots for practical use. However, it’s important to clarify that this is not the case. You can effortlessly convert whippy images into more widely-used formats like JPG or PNG.
Step 2: Ditching Online Converters
Avoid the hassle of online converters with excessive ads, limitations on conversions, and sometimes slow performance due to server usage or website traffic. Moreover, online converters necessitate an internet connection, which might not always be convenient. Instead, we’ll show you how to convert webp images to JPG or PNG using a free and powerful photo editing software called GIMP.
Step 3: Downloading GIMP
First, you’ll need to download GIMP from its official website, gimp.org. It’s compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. GIMP is an excellent photo editing tool and stands as one of the best free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop.
Step 4: Opening the webp Image
After installing GIMP, open the webp image you wish to convert. If GIMP is newly installed, the image might appear as an unknown file on your device.
Step 5: Converting the webp Image
- Click on “File” in the top menu.
- Select “Export” from the dropdown menu.
Step 6: Choosing the File Format
In the export dialog that appears:
- Select your desired file type extension. For this example, we’ll choose PNG, but you can also opt for JPG.
- Click the “Export” button.
Step 7: Success
Congratulations! Your webp image has been successfully converted to PNG (or JPG if you chose that format). It’s now ready for you to open, view, and use as needed. This process is quick, efficient, and eliminates the need for online converters with their inherent drawbacks.
Step 8: Conclusion
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