Imagemagick lacks support for webp

Bug #1117481 reported by Janghou on 2013-02-06
This bug affects 23 people
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imagemagick (Debian)
imagemagick (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On is stated that ImageMagick does support webp

The Ubuntu source package for imagemagick does not declare a build dependency on libwebp-dev. Thus imagemagick gets build without webp support.

I consider this a bug and suggest that ImageMagick should be build with webp support

Janghou (janghou) wrote :

12.04 LTS

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

As the debian mainteners, I refuse to add webp support as is.

in six month we found 5 security bugs in webp support.

Please let the time to stabilize

Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Opinion
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

@ broucaries

But does that mean, there is no way to convert webp images to/from other format at the moment on Debian/Ubuntu or are there any tools to do conversions available in some other package?

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

In the mean time one can install:

$ sudo apt-get install webp

And use dwebp and cwebp commands to decompress/compress from/to webp file format.

Daniel Loureiro (loureirorg) wrote :

it's 03/24/2015, almost 2 years after the "Please let the time to stabilize" answer. It's needed more time?

Some Google-affiliated researchers have fuzzed WebP in ImageMagick and found no significant bugs thus far. I would say that WebP support is more stable at this time. Please build it as default option.

Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Confirmed
tags: added: precise trusty vivid
tags: added: packaging
removed: precise trusty vivid
tags: added: precise trusty vivid
tags: added: patch-forwarded-debian patch-rejected-debian upgrade-software-version verification-needed
Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
WoodyEckelzone (bcr497) wrote :

Even PHP has webp support since 5.5

meteor (604733992-qq) wrote :


Changed in imagemagick (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Hachmann (marenhachmann) wrote :

Just encountered the problem in Xenial.

Kyle Tse (shtse8) wrote :

Please support webp no matter there is a bug or not. That should not our concern.

Chen John (john0312) wrote :

I would love to have webp support in imagemagick.

ipatrol (ipatrol6010) wrote :

According to WebP support works in 16.04 and up as long as the webp package is installed. Only thing to do then would perhaps be to make it a recommends/suggests of the imagemagick package?

Changed in imagemagick (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in imagemagick:
status: New → Fix Released
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