It would be nice if we could upload .webp images, it's the mainstream image format with the best compression so it's becoming popular online.

It would be nice if we could upload .webp images, it’s the mainstream image format with the best compression so it’s becoming popular online.

It would also make it easier to upload high resolution images directly to the forum, as a lot more quality can fit within the forum’s filesize limit if the file in question is a .webp image.

Sorry I have no idea how such a task could be accomplished or what it would take to allow the forum to do such a thing.


Technically it’s not mainstream for users, it’s mainstream for websites. Most users get pissed at downloading a WebP off a wiki somewhere and having to manually convert it.
It’s got awful compatibility, too, like I have to manually download a special plugin on my PC’s image viewer just to see WebP images, and I can’t load them into Paint at all… Heck, even WebM has bad compatibility, IIRC no Apple devices can run those, still.

Also, this is probably the wrong board, as “Game Design Discussion” really doesn’t apply here.


I clicked on the suggestions category, then deleted a game design discusion draft … whoops. Guess that changed my category for me automatically.


I changed it to site feedback for you. Feel free to add any tags you deem relevant.

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Yeah i hate downloading an image just to see that format


Okay, so yeah, I know it’s more popular with websites than users, but that’s what this is. In theory, the reader would just see the image in their browser without knowing it was a webp, but it would be a lower filesize slash higher quality. Uploaders to this forum would be able to convert their files with something popular and free like xnconvert, or just keep doing things however they were before.

windows free image viewers that don’t choke on webp:

image glass
probably others :stuck_out_tongue:

Really though if people hate webp, that’s not a huge reason for the site to not support it, because if everyone hates it no one will use the feature, although, longer term, people will either need to use/accept larger files or upgrade to better fileformats. So, even if it’s a useless upgrade in 2023, it seems to me personally that in the not so distant future webp is gonna be taking over.

I would love to see .webp compatibility on here.
For VNs it really is the best choice and whenever i would like to post an image it would be great if i hadn’t have to convert it first.