WebP Next Generation Optimized Images
The usage of an outdated image file formats like .jpg and.png developed a long time ago now can be crucial for a lot of websites. Images in this format are usually quite big which has no influence on site performance once there are from 30 to 50 images. However, what happens when there are thousands of product pictures or a slow internet connection? Regarding this, Google has developed and integrated WebP. It is the next-generation file format that allows you to significantly reduce image size and save its quality at the same time.
Improved Website Performance
Images are the biggest part of data on your store so that having a lot of them slows down your website loading speed. In a digital world with such a big amount of resources available on the web, no one is willing to take any extra seconds for the website to load. Magento 2 WebP Images module automatically converts your images to WebP format reducing their size with no image quality change and correspondingly improves your website performance.
Better SEO Ranking
Due to Google’s algorithm constantly changing in order to deliver the best results to its users it is really hard to define which things are really relevant when it comes to Google rankings. However, one of the most important factors for Google currently is website performance. WebP's next-gen optimized images module enables you to improve your website loading speed, Google positions, and boot customer experience. So it’s a win-win!
Up to 50% File Size Reducing
If some time ago image size reducing inevitably led to the distortion of image quality, now it is hard to differentiate between images before and after the conversion. WebP Image Optimization tool allows you to choose different quality levels you want images on your website to be converted into 90%, 75%, 50%.
Automatic WebP Conversion
How many images do you have on your website 100,1000,10000? And you constantly continue to add as new ones. No worries. All you have to do is to configure the extension one single time choosing the size and quality level you want images on your website to be converted to. WebP Optimized Images module will convert all existing and future added images to WebP format automatically. Just install, enable, configure and benefit from the better-improved website speed!
As a standard WebP image file format is accepted by a lot of browsers that already benefit from the faster loading. However, there are browsers that haven’t integrated WebP image optimization yet. So, in case your website is entered by users from some of those browsers they will be shown original format .jpg /.png images. The extension works great with page cache and varnish, so customers will see no broken images.
Once installed there will be no additional costs or fees you would have to pay for big numbers of images etc. There are no limitations with Magento 2 WebP Optimized Images extension as well as there is no need to reply on some 3rd party platforms or services.
Does this module work with page cache and varnish? What happens when a page is visited by the user from the Chrome browser which is WebP friendly and then from Safari which is not yet integrated with WebP? Does the user from Safari see a broken image?
- No, he does not. We use the <picture>
Can I change the image quality and size settings once they are already set?
- Yes. You can change the quality of the compressed images at any time setting new quality %. However, you need to press the Clean WebP Cache button to delete all previously generated WebP files so that the new setting is enabled.