dwebp -- Decompress a WebP file to an image file
dwebp [options] input_file.webp
dwebp decompresses WebP files into PNG, PAM, PPM or PGM images.
Note: Animated WebP files are not supported.
The basic options are:
- Print usage summary.
- Print the version number (as major.minor.revision) and exit.
- Specify the name of the output file (as PNG format by default). Using "-" as output name will direct output to 'stdout'.
- Explicitly specify the input file. This option is useful if the input
file starts with an '-' for instance. This option must appear
last. Any other options afterward will be ignored. If the input file is "-", the data will be read from stdin instead of a file.
- Change the output format to uncompressed BMP.
- Change the output format to uncompressed TIFF.
- Change the output format to PAM (retains alpha).
- Change the output format to PPM (discards alpha).
- Change the output format to PGM. The output consists of luma/chroma samples instead of RGB, using the IMC4 layout. This option is mainly for verification and debugging purposes.
- Change the output format to raw YUV. The output consists of luma/chroma-U/chroma-V samples instead of RGB, saved sequentially as individual planes. This option is mainly for verification and debugging purposes.
- Don't use the fancy upscaler for YUV420. This may lead to jaggy edges (especially the red ones), but should be faster.
- Don't use the in-loop filtering process even if it is required by the bitstream. This may produce visible blocks on the non-compliant output, but it will make the decoding faster.
- Specify a dithering strength between 0 and 100. Dithering is a post-processing effect applied to chroma components in lossy compression. It helps by smoothing gradients and avoiding banding artifacts.
- Disable all dithering (default).
- Use multi-threading for decoding, if possible.
-crop x_position y_position width height
- Crop the decoded picture to a rectangle with top-left corner at
y_position) and size
height. This cropping area must be fully contained within the source rectangle. The top-left corner will be snapped to even coordinates if needed. This option is meant to reduce the memory needed for cropping large images. Note: the cropping is applied before any scaling.
- Flip decoded image vertically (can be useful for OpenGL textures for instance).
-scale width height
- Rescale the decoded picture to dimension
height. This option is mostly intended to reducing the memory needed to decode large images, when only a small version is needed (thumbnail, preview, etc.). Note: scaling is applied after cropping.
- Print extra information (decoding time in particular).
- Disable all assembly optimizations.
Please report all bugs to our issue tracker: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp
Patches welcome! See this page to get started: http://www.webmproject.org/code/contribute/submitting-patches/
dwebp picture.webp -o output.png dwebp picture.webp -ppm -o output.ppm dwebp -o output.ppm -- ---picture.webp cat picture.webp | dwebp -o - -- - > output.ppm
dwebp is part of
libwebp, and was written by the WebP team.
The latest source tree is available at
This manual page was written by Pascal Massimino email@example.com, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
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