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WEBP File Format

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:57 pm
by 11Bravo
Why are new photos on Airliners showing up in my browser as WEBP images? Seems to be for photos just in the last day or so. Is this an intentional change or a mistake?

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:18 pm
by airkas1
Someone else has reported this as well, I've sent an inquiry E-mail to the higher ups. For progress, please check this thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1416293

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:43 pm
by Mirage3S
Same here send 2 mails to Admin so far no feedback yet, very weird

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:47 pm
by airkas1
What E-mail address did you send the E-mails to? Also, read the link to ther omthread I posted in my earlier reply. It explains all. This is not something we did, but that Google did.

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:30 pm
by Mirage3S
airkas1 wrote:
What E-mail address did you send the E-mails to? Also, read the link to ther omthread I posted in my earlier reply. It explains all. This is not something we did, but that Google did.


I just send it to the airliners contact form. I went to the link you mnetioned, well done BUT no explanation on how can we convert this files back to JEPG, is there any way to do so. Thank you

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:16 pm
by airkas1
I don't know of any way to do so. But as far as I can tell, it only affects when someone wants to save an image (they can't). In the screening interface, we're still having JPEG files.

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:30 am
by LCKip
airkas1 wrote:
I don't know of any way to do so. But as far as I can tell, it only affects when someone wants to save an image (they can't). In the screening interface, we're still having JPEG files.


There are applications and websites which can convert WEBP to JPEG. But that's not needed as far as I experienced. From another poster regarding WEBP I heard that it's browser related. If you download using IE you get JPEG directly. I checked this and it works. When I experienced WEBP the first time I worked with Firefox, which is my main browser. Using Firefox I got a downloaded photo as a Google logo and not usable. Since then I download using IE and have no problems anymore. As far as I see there is no impact on the quality of the photos.

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:44 am
by airkas1
^ that's my experience as well, although I don't use IE.

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:41 am
by dxmekch
WEBP pictures are usually used to decrease the file size and with that increase the pages loading speed.

Hopefully I'm allowed to post this explanation link here:
https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:12 pm
by airkas1
You can always post such info :)
It's the same link as in the thread in the Photography Forum and does indeed give a good explanation of what it is.

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:58 pm
by PrideAir
LCKip wrote:
airkas1 wrote:
I don't know of any way to do so. But as far as I can tell, it only affects when someone wants to save an image (they can't). In the screening interface, we're still having JPEG files.


There are applications and websites which can convert WEBP to JPEG. But that's not needed as far as I experienced. From another poster regarding WEBP I heard that it's browser related. If you download using IE you get JPEG directly. I checked this and it works. When I experienced WEBP the first time I worked with Firefox, which is my main browser. Using Firefox I got a downloaded photo as a Google logo and not usable. Since then I download using IE and have no problems anymore. As far as I see there is no impact on the quality of the photos.


In Firefox WEBP images can be downloaded. Right click on an image and select View Image. When this image page loads (it will be in WEBP format) go to the address bar and you will find the web address for the image. At the end of the address you will see the image file name followed by .jpg and then a series of characters and numbers. If you delete those characters and numbers after the .jpg and hit enter the image should display as a jgeg file which can then be saved.

Example:

imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/1/7/5447717.jpg?v=v406edd3470a
In the above web address, if you delete ?v=v406edd3470a and then hit enter it should display as a jpeg image.

This has worked in 99% of the images I have tried it with.

Re: WEBP File Format

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:17 am
by airkas1
I just tried the above, worked as explained. Many thanks for that workaround!