We all the time attempt to make your websites run as shortly and easily as potential, each on the entrance finish and underneath the hood. So we’re joyful to announce that the WordPress.com picture service, which delivers the lovely photographs you employ in your posts to your website’s guests, now presents seamless help for the WebP picture format.
What does this imply for you and your viewers? This new function supplies measurement reductions of as much as 34 % for served pictures in comparison with a JPEG picture of an equal visible high quality degree. Your viewers will save a whole lot of time loading your pages — time they will higher spend having fun with the content material you publish.
Whereas WebP isn’t at present supported by all browsers (see the WebP FAQ for extra particulars), you don’t have to fret about something. We auto-detect which browsers your readers are utilizing to ensure they will take pleasure in your journey images, household footage, or current illustration work at the absolute best high quality. Our system will all the time serve your viewers the perfect picture format on the highest velocity attainable.
In the event you’d wish to study extra about this fast-loading picture format, take a look at the next hyperlinks:
- Info on the WebP image format.
- A comparative compression study between WebP and JPEG, carried out by Google.
- A web page comparing JPEG and WebP images and their respective sizes (you’ll want a WebP-enabled browser to view the WebP pictures on this web page).
- Our Photon picture service has supported the WebP format since June.