We have not really been making use of the WebP format on our sites, but feel like it's time to start taking advantage of this image format which has the potential to increase the performance of our sites. I'm looking for a little update on what the status of WebP support is for Backdrop CMS.
It's my understanding that Backdrop CMS currently supports uploading WebP images directly to image fields if the image field is configured properly.
I've been told that for Drupal 9 sites you can configure your site to allow site editors to upload jpg or png and the site will convert those images to WebP. Is this possible for Backdrop CMS yet?
Am I correct in assuming that this module is intended for that purpose?
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