How to Save and Convert WEBP to PNG in Windows 10?

Wondering how to save and convert WEBP to PNG in Windows 10?

WEBP is a unique image format that is designed to create smaller yet better-looking images than the other commonly used formats like JPEG and PNG. It was launched way back in 2010 and offers a better package than most formats. 

However, despite all the interesting features and versatility, it is still not supported by several image tools and browsers, which can be a real bummer. Its incompatibility is one of the main reasons why users prefer sticking to formats like PNG. 

If you too have images in the WEBP format but are having a hard time finding compatible apps or browsers for it, it is best to convert them in PNG since it is a popular choice. There are several ways to convert images, and we have listed some of the easiest methods to do so below. 

Let’s dive right in!

1. Use Command Prompt.

Command Prompt is a program that is used to perform advanced administrative functions within the operating system. It also is a safe place to make changes within Windows according to your requirements, and if you are looking for ways to save or convert WEBP to PNG, we recommend using Command Prompt for that purpose. 

Command Prompt will allow you to convert images into any format of your choice easily. 

Here is how you can do it:

  1. The first step is to download the libwebp codec provided by Google. Doing so will allow you to convert WEBP into PNG using Command Prompt. Make sure to choose the latest one at the bottom of the window. 
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  1. Once it is downloaded, you can extract it. 
  2. Now type cmd in the search bar and click on Run as administrator to launch elevated Command Prompt.
  3. Inside the Command Prompt window, change the directory to the location with the WEBP files you want to convert. For instance, in our case, the file that we wanted to convert was located on the desktop, so we added the command mentioned below. 
cd desktop
  1. Next, open the extracted lipwebp codec folder and click on bin. You will notice several files with a .exe extension. We will use the dwebp.exe file in this article.
  2. Copy the path for the dwebp.exe file and paste it in Command Prompt. Don’t forget to add the name of the image as shown below. 
C:\Users\Zainab\Desktop\libwebp-1.0.2-windows-x86\bin\dwebp.exe saintlad.webp -o saintlad.png
Save and Convert WEBP to PNG in Windows 10

That’s it. Doing so will convert the WEBP image to PNG successfully. 

2. Save Directly from the Web.

Another easy way of saving/converting WEBP is by saving the image directly in your required format using the web browser. However, this method is only suitable for users who use browsers that do not support the WEBP format yet, such as the Internet Explorer. 

Here is all that you need to do:

  1. Open the web page from where you want to download the picture in Internet Explorer. 
  2. Now right-click on the image that you want to download and click on Save picture as
  3. Now select PNG in the Save as type option and hit Enter
Save and Convert WEBP to PNG in Windows 10

Doing so will save and convert WEBP to PNG in Windows 10.

3. Use MS Paint.

MS Paint is one of those Windows programs that are included in every version but are hardly noticeable. 

If you haven’t used MS Paint on your Windows since your childhood days, now might be a good time to relive the memories because, surprisingly, this application can help you solve the issue at hand. 

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open MS Paint and click on File at the top-left corner of your window.
  2. Select Open and open the image that you want to convert. 
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  1. Once the image is opened, click on File again and select Save as.
  2. Choose your required format and then click on OK to save the image.

Hopefully, MS Paint will convert the image to PNG without any issues.

4. Try Using CleanMyPC.

If you cannot save and convert WEBP to PNG in Windows 10 even after using the methods we mentioned above, then there is a chance that a bug or corruption error within the operating system is preventing you from doing so.

In this case, the best solution is to deep clean your PC to eliminate the corruption errors, and while this can be done both automatically and manually, we suggest using CleanMyPC to do so. 

Install CleanMyPC on your PC

CleanMyPC is an efficient and reliable PC cleaner that can scan through your system, identify the problematic files, and attempt to eliminate them with little to no user input. Moreover, it comes with a wide range of system-maintenance tools designed to improve your PC’s overall performance. 

Install CleanMyPC to give your PC a much-needed performance boost. 

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5. Use an Online Converter.

There are several online and offline tools available on the internet that you can use to convert images into your required formats. These tools can save you a lot of time and energy, but we recommend not uploading any confidential files in these tools. 

If you want to convert a sensitive/confidential image, it is best to use one of the other methods listed in this article. 

Here are some of the image converters you can use to convert WEBP images:

  1. EZGIF.
  2. Convertio.
  3. Zamzar

This should solve the issue on your PC.

This brings us to the end of our guide on saving/converting WEBP to PNG in Windows 10. We hope that our methods helped you and if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to comment them down below. We will try to assist you further!

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  • Zainab Falak

    Zainab Falak is a staff writer for Saint and an expert in Microsoft Windows, having authored more than 200 posts. She has a Bachelors in Actuarial Sciences and her passion for computers extends to exploring various aspects, from UI customization to the Windows registry and exploring error codes. Twitter LinkedIn

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