Precompiled Utilities

Getting cwebp, dwebp, and the WebP Libraries

cwebp encodes images in either JPEG, PNG or TIFF format into WebP, while dwebp decodes them back into PNG. For a quick and easy way to get started converting your images, the following archives are available on the downloads repository.

  • libwebp-1.2.1-windows-x64.zip : 64-bit executables and libraries for Windows-x64 platform.

  • libwebp-1.2.1-linux-x86-64.tar.gz : 64-bit executables and libraries for GNU/Linux-x86_64 platform.

  • libwebp-1.2.1-mac-10.15.tar.gz : 64-bit executables and libraries for macOS 10.15+ (Catalina) platform.

All these archives contain the full suite of utilities including cwebp, dwebp and gif2webp, along with the WebP libraries and C headers (the latter allowing you to add WebP encoding or decoding to your own programs).

Note (for Linux and macOS):

The binaries have been statically linked for compatibility across releases and distributions. However, if the binaries fail to run on your platform, check the Compiling the Utilities page for instructions on how to build your own versions.

macOS Package Managers

Additionally, the WebP tools are often available for macOS via Homebrew and MacPorts.

What Next?

Go to Using WebP for instructions on how to start converting your images.