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iPaper now supports WebP images!

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Shared by Felix • September 29, 2022

As part of our eternal quest to facilitate optimal Flipbook browsing experiences, we’ve added support for the WebP format. 🎉

The WebP format essentially aims at creating smaller, better looking images and typically achieves an average of 30% more compression than JPEG, without loss of image quality. It delivers the magic combination of high quality with a low file size—perfect for your Flipbooks!

Take a look and see for yourself:

Above, you can see a beautiful fjord, in classic JPEG format. It's 45 KB in size.

Below, however, you've got the same beautiful fjord in WebP format, and it's only 33 KB in size!

Another main advantage of WebP is its versatility—it incorporates both transparency and animation, meaning you can keep your Flipbooks looking as snazzy as they would with GIFs.

In short, using WebP instead of JPEG can offer:

  • Faster loading Flipbooks
  • Less media storage in your Media Library
  • Support for transparency and animation, without the drawbacks of GIFs.