Welcome to the CG Viz Studio blog! Today, we’re diving into a super handy tutorial for all you creatives out there. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, learning how to batch convert images to WebP using Photoshop can save you heaps of time and improve your workflow. WebP, if you’re not familiar, is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Using WebP, you can create smaller, richer images that make the web faster.

Why WebP? WebP images are up to 30% smaller in size compared to PNGs and JPEGs without compromising quality. This means quicker loading times for your website and happier visitors.

Step-by-Step Guide to Batch Convert Images to WebP

Before we start, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer (any version works, but the latest is recommended).
  • The WebPShop plugin, which you can download from the official Google Developers website or find on GitHub. Make sure to download the version that matches your operating system.

Installing the WebP Plugin:

  1. After downloading the WebPShop plugin, locate the .8bi file for Windows users, typically named WebPShop_0_4_3_Win_x64.8bi.
  2. Move this file to your Photoshop plug-ins folder, usually found at C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2024\Plug-ins.

Downloading and Loading the Photoshop Action:

  1. Grab the “Batch Convert to WebP” action from this Dropbox link.
  2. In Photoshop, go to Window > Actions, click the top right menu in the Actions panel, select Load Actions, and choose the file you just downloaded.

Let’s Convert:

  1. Click on File > Automate > Batch in Photoshop.
  2. A dialog box pops up. Set the Set to “Batch Convert to WebP” and the action to “Action convert to WebP”.
  3. Choose the folder containing your images under Source and pick a destination folder for the converted images.
  4. Important: Tick the Override Action "Save As" Commands to ensure the images are saved to your chosen folder.
  5. Click OK, and Photoshop will start converting all your images to WebP format, saving them to the destination folder.

Why is this important for you? As a creative professional or enthusiast, optimizing images in WebP format can significantly enhance your online portfolio, speed up your website, and provide a better user experience for your audience.

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