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Windows 7: plugin for win7 display webp image works but not in email attachments

3 Weeks Ago   #1

Windows 7 64bit pro
plugin for win7 display webp image works but not in email attachments

I have installed the plugin for viewing .webp images in windows explorer and can see them.

properties of it says copyright 2013 google
Webpcodecsetup. edward xray edward first character of each !
However I create an email with Microsoft Outlook 2010 , wish to attach images, and cannot find the images, folder shows jpg, tiff, sure I put the images in this folder, I use explorer and they are there, try again, cant see anything, as if files not there.

the webp plugin does not allow Microsoft Outlook 2010 to see them in the attachments browser.

also I now wonder the recipient might not see them either unless he has installed a plug in.
Recipients wont want to have to messabout with codecs.

all in all this webp situation is a real pain, thank you google.

even photoshop cant open them., I thought I could convert them to jpg.

yet another plug in needed for that as well., and another one to save as webp, as if I ever wish to, causing further problems for folks.

...update...the images had been put into a matching hierarchy of folders in a backup I never knew I had, and I was not looking there but in the primary location for them, they do show up. All that is left is to worry about if the recipient can view them, does win10 come ready to view, does Msoft updates fix such perhaps, certainly not fixed win7 this last few yrs.

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3 Weeks Ago   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

.webp is a new image format and I don't think Windows 7 or 10 supports it natively without the hassle of installing something just to see that image format. I believe the program IrfanView can view them, but I'm not sure. If you want to make sure your recipient/s see the images without hassle, then it would be best to just use the jpg format. If the images require lossless image properties, then I believe gif is the way to go. If your images that you want to attach to an email are already in the .webp format, then you can try a online website with a Google search of '.webp to jpg.' Or use a program that will convert .webp to jpg. The only issue with using an online resource is that if the images are private that may not be the way to go. Which means you use a program on your computer to convert the images to a known standard like jpg or gif.


Just confirmed that I can open webp images in IrfanView. IrfanView is to images as VLC is to video. Both are pretty good at opening various formats. And in all the years I've used VLC I never once had an issue with video. Though, Blu-ray is a different matter.


Here you go. If your images are not very private. WebP to JPG image converter


If your images are private and you wish not to use an online image convertor, then use Irfanviwer to view the webp image, press the Print Screen button on the keyboard and paste that image in a photo editor, crop, manipulate the image and save as jpg.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 64bit pro

i dont have irfanview, before committing to it i will see if I can photoshop to open them,as its my normal editor. paint in win7 wont.
if Irfanview doesnt try to take over my pc and be the editor for all images I might try it, I have been around the world of PCs long enough to know such installs can go that way, although one normally gets offered the chance to tell it not to do so.

This webp thing is a real pain with progs not working with it.

I just upgraded a cataloging prog as it wouldnt see webp and now thats thrown an error so no better off, so webp is creating havoc at the moment.

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