How to edit WebP files with Adobe Photoshop

WebP currently provides the best performance for images, with lossless images that have a 25% smaller filesize than PNG.

Unfortunately Adobe Photoshop doesn't yet support this format on it's own, so to use WebP with Adobe Photoshop you will need to use a plug-in.

This article covers the steps for installing the WebP plug-in into Adobe Photoshop on Mac OS and Windows.

Mac OS 10.15+

  1. Begin by downloading the file located at:

  2. Extract the zip file to: Applications > Adobe Photoshop > Plug-ins.

    At this point .webp files can be opened, but you will still see an error:
  3. To fix this, open Terminal (Applications > Utilities) and enter the following:

    sudo xattr -r -d /Applications/Adobe\ Photoshop\ 2021/Plug-ins/WebPShop.plugin

    Enter your password, and you will be all set.

Windows 10

Adding WebP to Photoshop on Windows is a little bit easier.

  1. Begin by downloading the file located at:

  2. Move the file to: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\

For more information, check out the project's repository:

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