Google WebP Image Generator Module

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Webp generator module

Module overview

How this module helps you

Faster page loading

The competition is very high, users are no longer patient, generally, they are waiting 2-3 seconds before a site loads and if it does not, surely they will try another site. Generating images with this module will free up space on the server and the page loading of your site will become faster.

Much more efficient

It is much more efficient than the standard image generation in PrestaShop, it doesn’t have timeout errors and you can view the progress of the entire process. The newly added images will automatically be generated in the new WebP format.

Lossless and lossy compression

The module offers a superior lossless and lossy compression for the images of your site which is highly recommended for Page Speed Optimization purposes. You will be able to generate your images so that they will load faster while their quality will not be affected.

Lossless WebP supports transparency

Lossless WebP supports transparency (also known as alpha channel) at a cost of just 22% additional bytes. For cases when lossy RGB compression is acceptable, lossy WebP also supports transparency, typically providing 3× smaller file sizes compared to PNG.

Smaller image size

The images generated through the WebP Generator module are about 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images at equivalent SSIM quality index.

Google will love it

Google will love your images which are generated by this module and you can obtain better rankings in Google Image Searches. This is additional to the general improvements in rankings thanks to having a fast site.

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Find out its benefits regarding the speed optimization

The loading speed of your site has become a determining factor for your site’s ranking in search engine results (and we are mainly talking about Google). If you want to have an online store that works optimally, it’s vital to optimize your pages for high speed. You and your customers will be very pleased with the benefits.

Unoptimized images can lead to a significant slowdown, in order to have a fast site, one of the most important things is to have good image optimization. Our module solves exactly this part of speed optimization.

The WebP generated images will load in a much quicker and the customer will have less time to consider going to a competitor’s site while the images are generating. By improving your site’s performance, the users will have a great experience.

The optimization offers you many measurable commercial benefits while improving the site’s efficiency. It will increase the number of visitors which can then be turned into subscribers to newsletters, readers and, of course, paying customers.

  • The 3-second rule: Over half of online consumers will abandon a site after waiting just 3 seconds for a page to load.
  • Bad experience: Just a few customers are returning to the site which abandoned because of a slow loading page.
  • Word of Mouth: Half of the customers you lost will also share their experience with others, this can affect your business.
The 3-second rule 57%
Bad experience 80%
Word of Mouth 50%