vwebp man page

vwebp ā€” 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.


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.


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: http://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 http://developers.google.com/speed/webp/ for additional information.


November 25, 2016