Get Photoshop 2022 to save in WebP format
It’s 2022 and Adobe Photoshop still does not allow natively saving the
WebP file format. I’ll take you through setting it up to save for use with an Apple Mac.
Note: The plugin will work with Microsoft Windows, you will need to follow these instructions for that environment.
- Apple Mac Operating System
- Photoshop CC 2022
- Basic knowledge of Command Line tools
1. Download the plugin
Head to the GitHub repository and download the zip archive (Source code zip.)
2. Install the plugin
Navigate to your Applications folder in the Finder, open Adobe Photoshop 2022 then drop the unzipped downloaded plugin folder into the Plug-ins folder.
3. Run the terminal command
In macOS 10.15+ you will see the prompt;
WebPShop.plugin cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified.
To get around this open your favourite Command Line app, macOS comes with
Terminal located in
/Applications/Utilities/ then copy and paste the command below.
As it begins with
sudo you’ll need to enter your system password.
sudo xattr -r -d http://com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Adobe\ Photoshop\ 2022/Plug-ins/WebPShop.plugin
Hopefully one day soon Adobe will update Photoshop to allow saving of
WebP and it’s newer variant
AVIF. In the meantime this is a solution that works.
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- AV1 Image File Format (AVIF) (wikipedia.org)
- Download Photoshop WebPShop Plugin (github.com)
- How to use the Terminal command line in macOS (macpaw.com)
- WebP Image File Format (WebP) (wikipedia.org)