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dwebp (1)


dwebp - decompress a WebP file to an image file


dwebp [options] input_file.webp


DWEBP(1)                    General Commands Manual                   DWEBP(1)

       dwebp - decompress a WebP file to an image file

       dwebp [options] input_file.webp

       This manual page documents the dwebp command.

       dwebp decompresses WebP files into PNG, PAM, PPM or PGM images.

       The basic options are:

       -h     Print usage summary.

              Print the version number (as major.minor.revision) and exit.

       -o string
              Specify  the name of the output file (as PNG format by default).
              Using "-" as output name will direct output to 'stdout'.

       -- string
              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.

       -bmp   Change the output format to uncompressed BMP.

       -tiff  Change the output format to uncompressed TIFF.

       -pam   Change the output format to PAM (retains alpha).

       -ppm   Change the output format to PPM (discards alpha).

       -pgm   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.

       -yuv   Change the output format to raw  YUV.  The  output  consists  of
              luma/chroma-U/chroma-V  samples  instead  of  RGB, saved sequen-
              tially as individual planes. This option is mainly for verifica-
              tion 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.

       -dither strength
              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 band-
              ing artifacts.

              If  the  compressed  file contains a transparency plane that was
              quantized during compression, this flag will allow dithering the
              reconstructed  plane  in order to generate smoother transparency

              Disable all dithering (default).

       -mt    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
              coordinates  (x_position,  y_position)  and size width x height.
              This cropping area must be fully  contained  within  the  source
              rectangle.   The top-left corner will be snapped to even coordi-
              nates if needed.  This option is  meant  to  reduce  the  memory
              needed for cropping large images.  Note: the cropping is applied
              before any scaling.

       -flip  Flip decoded image vertically (can be useful for OpenGL textures
              for instance).

       -resize, -scale width height
              Rescale  the  decoded  picture to dimension width x height. This
              option is mostly intended  to  reducing  the  memory  needed  to
              decode large images, when only a small version is needed (thumb-
              nail, preview, etc.). Note: scaling is applied  after  cropping.
              If either (but not both) of the width or height parameters is 0,
              the value will be calculated preserving the aspect-ratio.

       -quiet Do not print anything.

       -v     Print extra information (decoding time in particular).

       -noasm Disable all assembly optimizations.

       Please    report     all     bugs     to     the     issue     tracker:
       Patches  welcome!  See  this  page  to get started: http://www.webmpro-

       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 a part of libwebp and was written by the WebP team.
       The  latest  source  tree  is  available  at   https://chromium.google-

       This   manual   page  was  written  by  Pascal  Massimino  <pascal.mas-
       simino@gmail.com>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | image/library/libwebp |
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |
       cwebp(1), gif2webp(1), webpmux(1)
       Please refer to http://developers.google.com/speed/webp/ for additional

   Output file format details
       PAM: http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/doc/pam.html
       PGM: http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/doc/pgm.html
       PPM: http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/doc/ppm.html
       PNG: http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/png-sitemap.html#info

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source      was      downloaded     from      http://downloads.webmpro-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.webmproject.org/.

                                 June 23, 2016                        DWEBP(1)