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Convert GIF to WEBP via C#

Transform GIF into WEBP using native .NET APIs without needing any image editor or 3rd-party libraries.

How to Convert GIF to WEBP Using C#

In order to convert GIF to WEBP, we’ll use

Aspose.Imaging for .NET API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use image manipulation and conversion API for C# platform. Open NuGet package manager, search for Aspose.Imaging and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Imaging

Steps to Convert GIF to WEBP via C#

Developers can easily load & convert GIF files to WEBP in just a few lines of code.

  • Load GIF file with Image.Load method
  • Create & set the instance of required subclass of ImageOptionsBase (e.g. BmpOptions, PngOptions, etc.)
  • Call the Image.Save method
  • Pass file path with WEBP extension & object of ImageOptionsBase class

System Requirements

Before running the conversion example code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Windows Application, ASP.NET Web Application.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.Imaging for .NET referenced in your project.
 

Convert GIF to WEBP - .NET

 
  • Free App to Convert GIF to WEBP

    • Select or drag and drop GIF image
    • Choose format and click Convert button
    • Click Download button to download WEBP image

    Check our live demos to convert GIF to WEBP

    GIF What is GIF File Format

    A GIF or Graphical Interchange Format is a type of highly compressed image. Owned by Unisys, GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm that does not degrade the image quality. For each image GIF typically allow up to 8 bits per pixel and up to 256 colours are allowed across the image. In contrast to a JPEG image, which can display up to 16 million colours and fairly touches the limits of the human eye. Back when the internet emerged, GIFs remained the best choice because they required low bandwidth and compatible for the graphics that consume solid areas of colour. An animated GIF combines numerous images or frames into a single file and displays them in a sequence to generate an animated clip or a short video. The colour limitations are up to 256 for each frame and are likely to be the least suitable for reproducing other images and photographs with colour gradient.

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    WEBP What is WEBP File Format

    WebP, introduced by Google, is a modern raster web image file format that is based on lossless and lossy compression. It provides same image quality while considerably reducing the image size. Since most of the web pages use images as effective representation of data, the use of WebP images in web pages results in faster loading of web pages. As per Google, WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs, while WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images. Images are compared based on the Structural Similarity (SSIM) index between WebP and other image file formats. WebP is a sister project of WebM multimedia container format.

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    Other Supported Conversions

    Using C#, one can easily convert different formats including.

    BMP (Bitmap Picture)
    DICOM (Digital Imaging & Communications)
    EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
    JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
    JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
    JP2 (JPEG 2000)
    J2K (Wavelet Compressed Image)
    PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
    JPEG2000 (JPEG 2000)
    APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics)
    PSD (Photoshop Document)
    DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format,)
    SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
    TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
    WEBP (Raster Web Image)
    WMF (Microsoft Windows Metafile)
    PDF (Portable Document Format (PDF))
    HTML (HTML5 Canvas)
    EMZ (Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile)
    WMZ (Compressed Windows Media Player Skin)
    TGA (Targa Graphic)
    SVGZ (Compressed version of Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) file.)
    CANVAS (HTML5 Canvas)
    ICO (Windows icon)