Allowing WebP image format in Matrix


(Jake Kim) #1

Hi Team,

Considering the new format WebP, it will be beneficial for the image-driven website that provides superior lossless and compression.

It will be approx a 25~35% smaller than PNG and JPEG and supports the transparent background.

I’ve tried to upload the file which can’t be accepted in Edit+.

Can we allow Matrix to accept the format?

Thanks.


(Douglas (@finnatic at @waikato)) #2

Can I use suggests there’s limited support for webp beyond Chrome: http://caniuse.com/#feat=webp


(Bart Banda) #3

You should be able to upload it as a file asset, just not as an image asset. You just need to allow the extension in the Global Preferences in Admin Mode. But yea, not sure if there is much point since it’s got very limited browser support.


(Tom Stringer) #4

Hi all. Wondering if this might be worth reconsidering now that support is > 80%


(Bart Banda) #5

Hey Tom, yea potentially. We are looking to add SVG support for Image assets as well later this year so we could look at webp support at the same time.