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I'm not really a photo editor. I know my way around paint.net but I don't use it regularly for work or hobby. Lately though, I've been finding myself having to convert png and jpg files to webp. I'd usually use a third party service like CloudConvert but it gets tedious when converting quite a few, and sometimes the file sizes are still way too big. I was wondering if I resized png images to a smaller size and then saved them as .webp through paint.net this would 'really' make it a .webp. I know sometimes just renaming a file extension doesn't actually make it that file type. Would this work?

Thanks for the help

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38 minutes ago, thebrufo said:

I was wondering if I resized png images to a smaller size and then saved them as .webp through paint.net this would 'really' make it a .webp.

 

It would. The image file size will depend on how effectively the image content can be compressed, and if any file metadata is preserved (e.g. EXIF which may be present in a jpg).

 

For batch conversion you can try Google's command line-based cwebp utility, it can be downloaded from: https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/precompiled

It provides more options than Paint.NET, such as removing metadata.

 

41 minutes ago, thebrufo said:

I know sometimes just renaming a file extension doesn't actually make it that file type.

 

That never works.

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