Lately, I've noticed increasing numbers of free-to-use images on Pixabay are in a format called WEPB. It seems this format can't be imported to HubPages, and they can't be saved as JPG files. Are there any technical geniuses who know of a workaround?
Hi Rupert! When you go on Pixabay, do you still see this?
Can you send me an example of what you're seeing?
I suggest you do not use wepb images until they become more popular because not all browsers support them, especially older browsers.
It's a Google format. The company has started pushing it lately because it downloads faster. But other online companies don't always automatically bow to Google.
Hubpages seems to be using them as standard now for most images, but not all. It seems to depend on the size. Every time I try to save an image from a hub when using Firefox, I can only save it as a webp type. The browser tells me it's a webp image, but the URL says it's .jpg. If I right click the image and left click on "view", it's a webp, but if I left click, I get a .jpg image. All very confusing.
Edit: Page info tells me they're .jpgs so it seems to be just the zoomed versions that are webps.
Oh Dear. I don't see the image you've displayed. And, I haven't a clue of how to send you what I do see. I know its got something to do with Print Screen, but that's as far as I can get. Instructions I've read might as well have been written in Arabic as they shed no light into my tiny and diminishing brain. Sadly, there are no eight-year-olds in my neighbourhood. So, we'll have to wait until my son gets home in a couple of hours or so.
Thanks Samantha for your anticipated patience.
The lad is home and having great fun. He's a bit of a computer wizard and I now have a screen grab on my hard drive but he found no way of posting it to the forum.
So, I'm going to try to send it to email@example.com to your attention.
Isn't this fun? Frankly, no it isn't.
If you have a Mac, you can take a screenshot with "Command" "Shift" and "4"
You can attach screenshots here with the little camera button below the text box.
If that's no good, I asked the team to just forward me the email once you send it.
Worst comes to the worst, right click the image you see on pixabay and select "save image as" . It will be lower quality than downloading but usable.
An URL with a pixabay page with a WEPB file would be interesting. I can't find any.
Will, I tried that and it didn't offer usable options.
What browser are you using? Does your browser have any extensions or add ons?
Will. I have no clue what a browser is, a sheep or goat perhaps? nor what an extension (hairpiece?) or add on (I dare not go there) is. I'm sorry, but I grew up in a world in which blacksmiths and milkmaids were extant. For me, a computer is a keyboard that I don't have have to hit as hard as my old trusty Underwood.
Sorry to pepper you with questions. Enjoy your wine. I have several hours to wait for my daily dose of Lao Khao.
You are wasted here. And not in the modern inebriated meaning of wasted.
Samantha. I don't have a Mac. I have a steam-powered PC that defies every effort known to humans to deliver a screen shot to you. It's wine time in the frozen North, and let me tell you it's extremely frozen right now, so I'll be back in the morning after two (2) cups of coffee.
I was curious about your post because I use Pixabay a lot and want to continue to use it. I logged in and found a recent and similar complaint to yours in the Pixabay forum. I tested the solution that someone had posted and found that it was correct. I don't know whether it applies to your situation, though.
If you right-click on the displayed image to save it (at least in the Chrome browser), the image downloads in the WEBP format. If you go to the green "Download" button, however, the image is provided in the JPG format.
Rupert, your comments are as interesting and entertaining as your articles. I actually know a blacksmith and it is chilly enough here to have a fire in our wood stove.
I used Pixabay yesterday and today with no problem downloading images to JPG. I didn't even know there is an issue. I use Chrome, find the image I want, click the download button, and I am offered a choice of sizes in JPG.
Or you can go to Pexels.com. The site does have some Pixabay images, as well.
Apparently, webp, bpg and jxr are new image formats. I reckon Rupert has seen an early use of them.
This chrome extension claims to convert the new formats to jpg or png:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta … aplpbiojen
What an amazing community. I sent out a cry for help and all you lovely people threw me life jackets. I've got it sorted now. The solution offered by Alicia and Kenna is so simple even our cat Cleo could have figured it out. Click on the BIG green Free Download button that is very difficult for even a bifocalled septuagenarian to miss and jpgs are offered.
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