WebP is an image format employing both lossy and lossless compression and supports animation and alpha transparency. Compared to JPEG, PNG, and GIF image formats, WebP is designed to create smaller files with the same quality, or of higher quality with the same size..
You can use WebP-encoded images in Content block and Image widgets, and to generate image and video thumbnails. With WebP images, your site loads faster, thus driving up customer satisfaction, and reducing bandwidth.
PREREQUISITES: To use WebP images, you must have created your project using NuGet packages.
IMPORTANT: Sitefinity CMS creates a folder named Sitefinity\ExternalLibraries\LibWebP in your Sitefinity CMS project. Ensure that the folder and its content is included in the deployment package.
You must do this, only if you have customized the list of supported file extensions.
Perform the following:
RESULT: You can use WebP images the same way as the rest of the file formats. You can upload WebP-encoded images to your MVC and .NET Core-based Content block and Image widgets. You can also generate image and video thumbnails in WebP format.
When you use images in WebP format, Sitefinity CMS compresses them according to the following rules:
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