Add option to paste images as WebP (Anki Desktop)

Storing images in WebP is a great way to reduce the size of Anki’s collection.

WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images at equivalent SSIM quality index.

  • Could it be possible to add an option to paste images as WebP by default?

IMHO, users should be able to choose among PNG, JPG & WebP. In such a way, people with very large decks with many images would be able to reduce by 30% their deck’s size. That is important on mobile devices with limited space. Furthermore, it takes a lot of time to do a full sync after editing a note type…


I use the Paste Images As WebP add-on. A native option in Anki would be nice, of course.


Agreed, this would be most useful. So many online image are in the WebP format, and converting them (to jpg /png) for Anki takes time.

Oddly, Web format images are accepted into Anki via one Mac, but rejected on another. Thou this may be a macOS config issue. (Also, they seem more prone to file damage).

Will try the " Paste Images As WebP for Anki " add-on. But, with thousands of imported images - most of which present Ok - not yet ready to risk a bulk-convert.