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GIF2WEBP(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual GIF2WEBP(1)
gif2webp - Convert a GIF image to WebP
gif2webp [options] input_file.gif -o output_file.webp
This manual page documents the gif2webp command.
gif2webp converts a GIF image to a WebP image.
The basic options are:
Specify the name of the output WebP file. If omitted, gif2webp
will perform conversion but only report statistics. 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.
Print the version number (as major.minor.revision) and exit.
-lossy Encode the image using lossy compression.
-mixed Mixed compression mode: optimize compression of the image by
picking either lossy or lossless compression for each frame
Specify the compression factor for RGB channels between 0 and
100. The default is 75.
In case of lossless compression (default), a small factor
enables faster compression speed, but produces a larger file.
Maximum compression is achieved by using a value of 100.
In case of lossy compression (specified by the -lossy option), a
small factor produces a smaller file with lower quality. Best
quality is achieved by using a value of 100.
-m int Specify the compression method to use. This parameter controls
the trade off between encoding speed and the compressed file
size and quality. Possible values range from 0 to 6. Default
value is 4. When higher values are used, the encoder will spend
more time inspecting additional encoding possibilities and
decide on the quality gain. Lower value can result is faster
processing time at the expense of larger file size and lower
Encode image to achieve smallest size. This disables key frame
insertion and picks the dispose method resulting in the smallest
output for each frame. It uses lossless compression by default,
but can be combined with -q, -m, -lossy or -mixed options.
Specify the minimum and maximum distance between consecutive key
frames (independently decodable frames) in the output animation.
The tool will insert some key frames into the output animation
as needed so that this criteria is satisfied.
A 'kmax' value of 0 will turn off insertion of key frames. A
'kmax' value of 1 will result in all frames being key frames.
'kmin' value is not taken into account in both these special
cases. Typical values are in the range 3 to 30. Default values
are kmin = 9, kmax = 17 for lossless compression and kmin = 3,
kmax = 5 for lossy compression.
These two options are relevant only for animated images with
large number of frames (>50).
When lower values are used, more frames will be converted to key
frames. This may lead to smaller number of frames required to
decode a frame on average, thereby improving the decoding
performance. But this may lead to slightly bigger file sizes.
Higher values may lead to worse decoding performance, but
smaller file sizes.
(i) kmin < kmax,
(ii) kmin >= kmax / 2 + 1 and
(iii) kmax - kmin <= 30.
If any of these restrictions are not met, they will be enforced
A comma separated list of metadata to copy from the input to the
output if present. Valid values: all, none, icc, xmp. The
default is xmp.
-f int For lossy encoding only (specified by the -lossy option).
Specify the strength of the deblocking filter, between 0 (no
filtering) and 100 (maximum filtering). A value of 0 will turn
off any filtering. Higher value will increase the strength of
the filtering process applied after decoding the picture. The
higher the value the smoother the picture will appear. Typical
values are usually in the range of 20 to 50.
-mt Use multi-threading for encoding, if possible.
If enabled, handle the loop information in a compatible fashion
for Chrome version prior to M62 (inclusive) and Firefox.
-v Print extra information.
-quiet Do not print anything.
Please report all bugs to the issue tracker:
Patches welcome! See this page to get started:
gif2webp picture.gif -o picture.webp
gif2webp -q 70 picture.gif -o picture.webp
gif2webp -lossy -m 3 picture.gif -o picture_lossy.webp
gif2webp -lossy -f 50 picture.gif -o picture.webp
gif2webp -q 70 -o picture.webp -- ---picture.gif
cat picture.gif | gif2webp -o - -- - > output.webp
gif2webp is a part of libwebp and was written by the WebP team.
The latest source tree is available at
This manual page was written by Urvang Joshi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for
the Debian project (and may be used by others).
cwebp(1), dwebp(1), webpmux(1)
Please refer to https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/ for
November 17, 2021 GIF2WEBP(1)