Color Modes

WebP Encoding Options

ImageMagick's WebP image format accepts a plethora of encoding options as detailed below. As an example, suppose you are interested in these options:

  • quality of 50
  • lossless compression

Use this command:

magick wizard.png -quality 50 -define webp:lossless=true wizard.webp

Here is a complete list of WebP encoding options:

Option Description
alpha-compression=value encode the alpha plane: 0 = none, 1 = compressed.
alpha-filtering=value predictive filtering method for alpha plane: 0=none, 1=fast, 2=best.
alpha-quality=value the compression value for alpha compression between 0 and 100. Lossless compression of alpha is achieved using a value of 100, while the lower values result in a lossy compression. The default is 100.
exact=true, false preserve RGB values in transparent area. It's disabled by default to help compressibility.
auto-filter=true, false when enabled, the algorithm spends additional time optimizing the filtering strength to reach a well-balanced quality.
emulate-jpeg-size=true, false return a similar compression to that of JPEG but with less degradation.
filter-sharpness=value filter sharpness.
filter-strength=value the strength of the deblocking filter, between 0 (no filtering) and 100 (maximum filtering). A value of 0 turns off any filtering. Higher values increase the strength of the filtering process applied after decoding the image. The higher the value, the smoother the image appears. Typical values are usually in the range of 20 to 50.
filter-type=value filter type: 0 = simple, 1 = strong
image-hint=default, photo, picture, graph the hint about the image type.
lossless=true, false encode the image without any loss.
low-memory=true, false reduce memory usage.
method=value the compression method to use. It 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 utilized, the encoder spends more time inspecting additional encoding possibilities and decide on the quality gain. Lower value might result in faster processing time at the expense of larger file size and lower compression quality.
preprocessing=value Choose from: 0=none, 1=segment-smooth, 2=pseudo-random dithering.
partitions=value progressive decoding: choose 0 to 3.
partition-limit=value Choose 0 for no quality degradation and 100 for maximum degradation.
pass=value maximum number of passes to target compression size or PSNR.
segment=value Choose from 1 to 4, the maximum number of segments to use.
show-compressed=true, false
sns-strength=value the amplitude of the spatial noise shaping. Spatial noise shaping (SNS) refers to a general collection of built-in algorithms used to decide which area of the picture should use relatively less bits, and where else to better transfer these bits. The possible range goes from 0 (algorithm is off) to 100 (the maximal effect). The default value is 80.
target-size=value a target size (in bytes) to try and reach for the compressed output. The compressor makes several passes of partial encoding in order to get as close as possible to this target.
target-psnr=value desired minimal distortion.
thread-level=value enable multi-threaded encoding: 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled.
use-sharp-yuv=value if needed, use sharp (and slow) RGB->YUV conversion.