Free Online GIF to WEBP Converter

Please note: Your GIF file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted GIF file before this time.

How to Convert your GIF to WEBP Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your GIF to WEBP using our fast and free GIF converter tool.

Upload your GIF file

Upload your GIF file

Click the "Upload a GIF File" button, then select a GIF to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your WEBP

Download your WEBP

Click the download link to receive your WEBP file.

File format information for GIF and WEBP

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.

Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.

ExtensionWEBP
Full NameWebP
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/webp
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

The WebP format created to be a successor to the JPEG image file format features enhanced lossy compression resulting in smaller files to a comparable JPEG file. The format also supports lossless compression and animations making it possible to be used as an alternative to Animated GIF's.

The format has its limitations such as a maximum width of 16384 pixels. Support for displaying WebP images is well supported within most modern web browsers, with older browsers such as Internet Explorer requiring additional plugins to display the image content.

Information for converting from GIF to WEBP

Our GIF imaging tool will accurately convert your GIF file into a WEBP image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final WEBP ready for download. Your GIF file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my GIF file to WEBP?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your GIF file to upload. Your GIF file will be uploaded to our servers. When the GIF to WEBP conversion has completed, you can download your WEBP file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my GIF to WEBP?

We aim to process all GIF to WEBP conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the GIF to WEBP conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my GIF file?

If you are converting your GIF file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted GIF file?

No. When converting your GIF file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded GIF file.