Lightroom: Support for WebP

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I'm preparing a bunch of files for the web and would like to use Google's WebP format. How can I export photos in Lightroom to WebP?
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LR doesn't support WebP directly.  To export to WebP, you'll have to export as TIFF or JPEG and then convert using a third-party converter.  You could likely create a Photoshop droplet that uses the Photoshop WebP plugin to convert, and then install the droplet as a post-process action in a LR Export preset, so that you could export directly to WebP.
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There's a free Google conversion tool at the bottom of this page which might work as a LR post action. If for some reason you didn't want to use PS to do it. https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/
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For Windows, that should probably work fine, since you can run command-line utilities as Export post-processing actions. However, on Mac, I think you'd need to use the Run Any Command plugin to invoke the conversion utility, since you can't directly use a command-line program as an Export post-processing action on Mac.
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Awesome idea for Mac John. As a user of your plugin-ins they're always top notch products.
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Thanks, but the Run Any Command plugin is actually by Friedl :->
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: WebP support as a target export file type?.

Looks like WebP is gaining some traction. It is available under the same sort of license as, say, DNG.

I see there is a Ps plugin for the format. Might be nice to make this one of the target export file types in Lightroom.

While it isn't a typical camera format, it attempts to solve the problems that JPEG was intended to address. Nicer photographic images at smaller sizes has been a long time coming.

For now I'm going to experiment with a post-export action to generate WebP images from JPEGs (or TIFFs).
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Converted to an idea/feature request.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adobe: Please provide native support for WebP.

By the end of the year every major web browser will be supporting (or have plans for supporting) the WebP format. The format is completely open source, so I am not sure why Photoshop is so far behind the curve on this. Please add native support in Photoshop.  The plugin is a crude work-around for what should be built-in to PS. 
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This definitely should be adopted by now and much easier to manage WebP format.
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Agree -- this thread started 2 years ago and WebP is gaining ground. I'd appreciate Adobe helping it (me) out.