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baldheadracing
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#1: Post by baldheadracing »

When I try to upload a webp image (.webp file extension), the error message is: "Invalid file extension"

This format is becoming much more common, so, if possible, I'd like to skip the step of converting to a jpeg to upload.
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#2: Post by HB »

What app are you using that prefers WEBP format? Support is getting there, but it's not pervasive.
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#3: Post by baldheadracing (original poster) » replying to HB »

Not an app - for example, when I want to post an image here that was on another website, then the image that I grab can be in webp format. Admittedly it doesn't happen very often now.
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#4: Post by HB »

Hmm-m, uploading images from other sites can be problematic if they're copyrighted. That point aside, it wouldn't be difficult to allow WEBP uploads; others have asked about simplifying the upload of modified WEBP images that originated on HB. I'll mull it over. :)
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#5: Post by HB »

I spoke too soon: The uploader used by phpBB (plupload) doesn't support WEBP. While I was investigating, I noted that some browsers (Opera, Safari) auto-converted on download to JPGs while others downloaded as WEBP (Chrome, Firefox). That's a workaround.

On a related note, lately I've been using Safari a lot and I'm impressed by the speed improvements Apple has made (reviews like this one and this one comparing it with Firefox, Chrome, et al confirm this observation).
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#6: Post by baldheadracing (original poster) »

That would involve giving all my personal data to Apple in addition to Google :D .

Regardless, I still use Firefox, although the new version on Android has been ... evolving.
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#7: Post by HB »

I was a big fan of Firefox for the same reason (privacy protection), but sheesh! has it become a disk and memory hog. Hence why I've looked at alternatives.
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#8: Post by baldheadracing (original poster) » replying to HB »

I hear you on Firefox. My laptop eventually chokes on FFox's memory demands and needs to be rebooted. Daily.

It's a strange world where my laptop and phone both have 'only' 4Gig of RAM, and that isn't enough for a browser :cry:.
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