Last updated September 22, 2020
format parameter enables the source image to be converted (a.k.a., "transcoded") from one encoded format to another. This is useful when the source image has been saved in a sub-optimal file format that hinders performance.
Supported Output Formats
||The output image format.|
||Graphics Interchange Format|
||Portable Network Graphics|
||Portable Network Graphics palette image with 256 colors and 8-bit transparency|
||Portable Network Graphics RGB image with 16.8 million colors|
||Portable Network Graphics RGBA image with 16.8 million colors and 8-bit transparency|
Automatic WebP Format Selection
Automatic delivery of WebP format images via content negotiation can be enabled using the
auto=webp parameter. This will override the
format parameter in browsers that support WebP.
Although the WebP format produces images at a higher compression ratio with a lower loss of quality, it is not supported in all browsers.
Supported Input Formats
The source image can be any of the following image formats:
- JPEG, progressive JPEG, WebP (Lossy) and PNG8 have a sliding quality scale that supports the
- GIF and PNG do not have a sliding quality scale. They do not support the
- A progressive JPEG
pjpgis an image created using the JPEG suite of compression algorithms that will "fade in" successive waves of lines until the entire image has completely arrived. For this reason progressive JPEG's typically appear to load quicker than the Baseline JPEG
- WebP support is available in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox 65 and later, Safari 14 and later, Opera, and Android Browser.
- Lossless compression is currently supported for WebP only.
- GIF to WebP conversion is currently not supported.
- MP4 conversion is only available for animated GIF source images.
|Convert to PNG8 - Convert the source WebP image to a PNG8.||
|Convert to MP4 - Convert the source animated gif to mp4.||
Advanced Examples (Combining Additional Parameters)
|Convert to a progressive JPEG with 95% quality||