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Sprinterdriver

Browse/open/view/save webp images

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Hi.

 

The last two years since I discovered the webp file format, I have taken many of those less important images in my photo album and converted them from jpg to webp because it may ocupy only a fraction of disk space.

 

After I began to install Linux on my computers, the one big problem seems to be that no programs that offer browsing through images, support webp file format.

 

I have read somewhere in the past that it should exist an extension/plugin for Gimp so that is capable to read and save webp images, but so far I cannot find it.

 

 

Any ideas how to solve this (so I don't have to stuck with windows)

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The package called webp should provide your need.

 

It is the CLI app so use it this way:

 

vwebp file_name

 

PS: ahh, it is only viewer. Let's continue with google :)

 

EDIT: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35065346/installing-the-webp-plugin-for-gimp-on-ubuntu-linux

https://askubuntu.com/questions/311651/how-to-install-webp-plugin-for-gimp

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imagemagick will open webp images. To pull up the gui just type display from the CLI. You can also go to open with and select open with... then click the custom tab at the top of the new window and in the top text box labeled command line to execute type display and then click ok. If you want it to be set as default, you can also click the bottom check box that says set selected as default.

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Yes birdmun, imagemagic will open webp files. But need to know, not the repository version we have. I tried BL 3.2 and also BL 4.2 versions. In both no success. The only way to let it work was using the last imagemagick version.

 

So Sprinterdriver, do this on you risk:

 


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jamedjo/ppa
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

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Also for the record, I have noticed the webp package includes these commands:

vwebp - viewer

cwebp - converter

dwebp - decoder to png or other formats

 

So, with cwebp you can do some picture manipulations you need (cwebp --help)

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You will have to forgive me. I am not actually using bodhi. I am using moksha on Arch. Re: imagemagick I did some searching for linux and webp and a 2014 forum post suggested that imagemagick would in fact open webp. I figured if a 3 year old post said it would work that a current install would do so with ease.

Stupid human question. Is libwebp already installed on your system?

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