vwebp - Man Page

decompress a WebP file and display it in a window


vwebp [options] input_file.webp


This manual page documents the vwebp command.

vwebp decompresses a WebP file and displays it in a window using OpenGL.



Print usage summary.


Print version number and exit.


Don't use the ICC profile if present.


Don't use the fancy YUV420 upscaler.


Disable in-loop filtering.

-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 banding artifacts. Default: 50.


By default, quantized transparency planes are dithered during decompression, to smooth the gradients. This flag will prevent this dithering.


Fill transparent areas with the bitstream's own background color instead of checkerboard only. Default is white for non-animated images.


Use multi-threading for decoding, if possible.


Display image information on top of the decoded image.

-- 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.

Keyboard Shortcuts


Toggle use of color profile.


Toggle display of background color.


Overlay file information.


Disable blending and disposal process, for debugging purposes.

'q' / 'Q' / ESC



Please report all bugs to the issue tracker: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/webp
Patches welcome! See this page to get started: https://www.webmproject.org/code/contribute/submitting-patches/


vwebp picture.webp
vwebp picture.webp -mt -dither 0
vwebp -- ---picture.webp


vwebp is a part of libwebp and was written by the WebP team.
The latest source tree is available at https://chromium.googlesource.com/webm/libwebp

This manual page was written for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

See Also

Please refer to https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/ for additional information.


November 17, 2021