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    Prestashop Google WebP Image Converter

    Prestashop Google WebP image converter module helps to convert various types of image formats into WebP format. WebP images use both lossy & lossless compression method to produce the best quality images with lesser size.

    WebP is an image format which provides lossless & lossy compression for images. It is used to make richer & smaller images for making web pages faster.

    According to Google, WebP lossless images are 26% smaller than PNGs and WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than JPEG images. Lossless WebP compression applies already seen image fragments in order to exactly reconstruct new pixels. It can also use a local palette if it finds no interesting match.

    To know more about compression techniques, read WebP Compression Techniques in Detail.

    Features of the Google WebP Image Module

    • Convert various types of image formats into WebP format.
    • It helps to reduce the size of an image.
    • View the conversion process of images on the configuration page.
    • A button to generate remaining images becomes available on the configuration page in case if the converter failed to convert some of the images.
    • Convert images of product.
    • Select category images to convert in WebP format.
    • Convert the images of the manufacturer.
    • Choose to convert the image of supplier in WebP format.
    • Convert store images into WebP format.
    • It helps to reduce page size & thus loading time.

    How to install the Module

    • Go to Module Manager in Back office and click on ‘upload a module’.
    • Now, Drag and drop the module file or select the file from the system.
    • In this way, the module installation will be successful.

    How to configure the Google WebP Image Module

    After successful installation of the module, a new tab to manage settings of the WebP is added on the dashboard.

    There are two options in the configuration of the module.

    Enable the first option to show WebP images at the front end.

    In the 2nd option, select the type of images for which you want to generate WebP images.

    In the ‘converter options’, there are multiple advanced options that can be used for better conversion of images.

    Converters: Select the conversion methods to use. cwebp is already provided with the module. To use other converters, Install them on your server first.

    Converter Shuffle: If this option is enabled, conversion of the image is faster as the conversion takes place with whichever converter is found first on the server.

    Encoding: There are 3 types of encoding available with the module.

    • Lossy: Lossy compression method removes the unnoticeable data.
    • Lossless: Lossless compression helps to keep the unnoticeable data.
    • Auto: It will automatically select one of the encoding type from lossy & lossless.

    Other advanced converter options are

    • Automatic Filter: It enhances the quality of the image.
    • Methods: Select ‘6’ to get the best image quality & fast conversion.

    Image Converter Options

    The module also allows you to configure the converter options specifically for JPEG & PNG images.

    JPEG Converter Options

    PNG Converter Options

    WebP Images

    The following image is just an illustration to show the conversion of an image into WebP format.

    However, there is not much noticeable difference between the two images. But, these two images can vary greatly in size.

    This was all about Prestashop Google WebP Image Converter Module.

    Support

    For any kind of technical assistance, just raise a ticket at http://webkul.uvdesk.com and for any doubt contact us at support@webkul.com

    Current Product Version - 4.0.0

    Supported Framework Version - 1.7.x.x

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