WebP vs JPEG

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Want to see how the WebP format compares to JPEG? Check out the latest results from our performance testing.

JPEG

JPEG/JPG is an image file format and an abbreviation of Joint Photographic Expert Group image. It is one of the oldest and most common image file formats on the web.

WebP

WebP is an image file format and an abbreviation of Web Picture format. It was released in 2010 and is developed by Google.

WebP vs JPEG File Sizes

Let's see how our example image performs when compressed as a JPEG, converted to WebP, and then compressed again as WebP.

File formatCompressionFile size
JPEGNone374.6kb
JPEGLossy112.9kb
JPEGLossless326.0kb
WebPLossy33.9kb

Now, just scroll down to see how these images look when following the methods for the most file size reduction.

original uncompressed jpeg
The original uncompressed JPEG - 374.6kb
original uncompressed jpeg
The lossy compressed JPEG - 112.9kb
original uncompressed jpeg
The lossy compressed WebP - 33.9kb

Despite the fact that these are not the same images they do look almost identical.

WebP in lossy mode with moderate settings (effort 4, quality 75) allows you to receive a compression of 90.95%.

WebP vs JPEG Support

Both WebP and JPEG have full support across all major modern browsers.

WebP vs JPEG Features

WebP Features:

  • Animation
  • ICC Profile
  • XMP
  • Exif Metadata
  • Tiling
  • Compression

JPEG Features:

  • ICC Profile
  • Exif Metadata
  • Compression

Conclusion

WebP is the clear winner across all metrics that we judge an image format by when compared to JPEG.