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    Default Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    WebP Import
    Designer Pro+ can now import WebP images as well as export them. As with other image file types, you can simply drag and drop a WebP image file onto your document from Explorer, or use File > Import to browse for your WebP file.
    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    Good, but somewhat confused. I experimented importing various webp files. some import fine but others raise a box stating this image would be better converted to jpg.... Why?
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    I attach a link to an image I downloaded from Unsplash.

    If I import it to XaraPro+ then save it as first an 80% jpg (jpg.jpg) it reports a size of 144Kb
    If I export it as a webp @ 80% (webp.webp) it reports a size of 41Kb

    However if I open a new page and import jpg.jpg it reports a file size of 143Kb which I'd expect.
    But when I import webp.webp I'm informed it would be better imported as a jpg, which I ignore. The Bitmap gallery reports it as 7Mb !!!

    I attach a link to the original Unsplash image I downloaded as a jpg (1920 x 1282px) LINK


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    Last edited by Egg Bramhill; 18 May 2021 at 07:46 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    good question with a webp - often happens with a png which you can switch out in the registry with optimisejpegfrompng set to 0 should you be intelligent enough to make a descision for yourself - be interesting to see if that works with webp

    there is a case for converting some png, but not webp?
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    Agreed And why is the webp image being reported at such a big file size?
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    There is also a setting in XaReg not to show the notice about JPEG
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    @Egg, it's never about size, it's what you do with it.

    Yes, I got a similar internal size but Xara converts all into full 24-bit BMP images as it always has done.
    If you re-export or Preview/Publish, the WebP is dramatically smaller again.

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    Yes, I got a similar internal size but Xara converts all into full 24-bit BMP images as it always has done.
    But it shouldn't. Now we have three options, jpg, png & webp there's no excuse to report as 24-bit BMP's.
    Further we shouldn't be getting a dialogue saying it's better to import as jpg.
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro+ Update 21.2.0.62177

    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Bramhill View Post
    But it shouldn't. Now we have three options, jpg, png & webp there's no excuse to report as 24-bit BMP's.
    Further we shouldn't be getting a dialogue saying it's better to import as jpg.
    Agreed!
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