WEBP - WEBP
Driver short name
GDAL can read and write WebP images through the WebP library.
WebP is a new image format that provides lossy compression for photographic images. A WebP file consists of VP8 image data, and a container based on RIFF.
The driver rely on the Open Source WebP library (BSD licensed). The WebP library (at least in its version 0.1) only offers compression and decompression of whole images, so RAM might be a limitation when dealing with big images (which are limited to 16383x16383 pixels).
The WEBP driver supports 3 bands (RGB) images. It also supports 4 bands (RGBA)
The WEBP driver can be used as the internal format used by the Rasterlite - Rasters in SQLite DB driver.
XMP metadata can be extracted from the file, and will be stored as XML raw content in the xml:XMP metadata domain.
This driver supports the
This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)
Various creation options exists, among them :
QUALITY=n: By default the quality flag is set to 75, but this option can be used to select other values. Values must be in the range 1-100. Low values result in higher compression ratios, but poorer image quality.
LOSSLESS=True/False By default, lossy compression is used. If set to True, lossless compression will be used.
LOSSLESS_COPY=AUTO/YES/NO: (GDAL >= 3.7) Whether conversion should be lossless. Defaults to AUTO. In AUTO or YES mode, if LOSSLESS=YES and the source dataset uses WEBP compression, lossless copying of it is done. If set to NO, or in AUTO mode if the source dataset does not use WEBP compression, the regular conversion code path is taken, resulting in a lossless or lossy copy depending on the LOSSLESS setting.