Regarding WebP image file types & WSTxda's Gallery app...
I've also had some instances in the past where .webp
images have not displayed in Gallery. I often download images as potential wallpapers/backgrounds for my phone and occasionally for my tablet. I have a rather substantial collection of such wallpapers
I know when I've downloaded an image 'cos I receive an audible notification upon a successful download (of anything)
, so I know it's there in the /download
folder on my device... It's just not displaying in Gallery for some reason.
In those instances, I just go into my preferred Android file manager, and simply rename the image files extension from .webp
and then the image appears in Gallery. Which I suppose, is not exactly an ideal solution.
Anyhow, although I've had this problem myself ~ of occasional .webp
images not appearing in Gallery ~ it's not something I've previously given much thought to, 'cos I generally don't encounter all that many .webp
image files, but since this topic has come up here, I've just done a bit of research on the subject of .webp
And it turns out that it's an image file format created by Google back in 2010, as explained on Wikipedia...
...with more info here, on Googles own developer website...
Anyway, I've just been scouring the web for example .webp
image files to see if they work with the latest version of Gallery v7.7.7, and they're actually quite difficult to find. They're pretty scarce.
I eventually did find some examples here...
And these examples DO display in Gallery v7.7.7, as can be seen in my screenshot below.
Having said that though, I know that some .webp
image files I've downloaded in the past simply won't display in Gallery, until the extension has been renamed as described above.
I have absolutely no idea why that should be!
I don't profess to be an image file expert, and the vast plethora of different image file types/formats seems to be very confusing at times!
Anyhow, just my thoughts, experiences and reflections on this topic. Hope they maybe of some use/help to somebody
(Example WebP images below, from Google, displayed in Gallery v7.7.7, list view)