OnWorks favicon

djpeg - Online in the Cloud

Run djpeg in OnWorks free hosting provider over Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator

This is the command djpeg that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one of our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator



djpeg - decompress a JPEG file to an image file


djpeg [ options ] [ filename ]


djpeg decompresses the named JPEG file, or the standard input if no file is named, and
produces an image file on the standard output. PBMPLUS (PPM/PGM), BMP, GIF, Targa, or RLE
(Utah Raster Toolkit) output format can be selected. (RLE is supported only if the URT
library is available.)


All switch names may be abbreviated; for example, -grayscale may be written -gray or -gr.
Most of the "basic" switches can be abbreviated to as little as one letter. Upper and
lower case are equivalent (thus -BMP is the same as -bmp). British spellings are also
accepted (e.g., -greyscale), though for brevity these are not mentioned below.

The basic switches are:

-colors N
Reduce image to at most N colors. This reduces the number of colors used in the
output image, so that it can be displayed on a colormapped display or stored in a
colormapped file format. For example, if you have an 8-bit display, you'd need to
reduce to 256 or fewer colors.

-quantize N
Same as -colors. -colors is the recommended name, -quantize is provided only for
backwards compatibility.

-fast Select recommended processing options for fast, low quality output. (The default
options are chosen for highest quality output.) Currently, this is equivalent to
-dct fast -nosmooth -onepass -dither ordered.

Force grayscale output even if JPEG file is color. Useful for viewing on
monochrome displays; also, djpeg runs noticeably faster in this mode.

-rgb Force RGB output even if JPEG file is grayscale.

-scale M/N
Scale the output image by a factor M/N. Currently the scale factor must be M/8,
where M is an integer between 1 and 16 inclusive, or any reduced fraction thereof
(such as 1/2, 3/4, etc.) Scaling is handy if the image is larger than your screen;
also, djpeg runs much faster when scaling down the output.

-bmp Select BMP output format (Windows flavor). 8-bit colormapped format is emitted if
-colors or -grayscale is specified, or if the JPEG file is grayscale; otherwise,
24-bit full-color format is emitted.

-gif Select GIF output format. Since GIF does not support more than 256 colors, -colors
256 is assumed (unless you specify a smaller number of colors).

-os2 Select BMP output format (OS/2 1.x flavor). 8-bit colormapped format is emitted if
-colors or -grayscale is specified, or if the JPEG file is grayscale; otherwise,
24-bit full-color format is emitted.

-pnm Select PBMPLUS (PPM/PGM) output format (this is the default format). PGM is
emitted if the JPEG file is grayscale or if -grayscale is specified; otherwise PPM
is emitted.

-rle Select RLE output format. (Requires URT library.)

-targa Select Targa output format. Grayscale format is emitted if the JPEG file is
grayscale or if -grayscale is specified; otherwise, colormapped format is emitted
if -colors is specified; otherwise, 24-bit full-color format is emitted.

Switches for advanced users:

-dct int
Use integer DCT method (default).

-dct fast
Use fast integer DCT (less accurate). In libjpeg-turbo, the fast method is
generally about 5-15% faster than the int method when using the x86/x86-64 SIMD
extensions (results may vary with other SIMD implementations, or when using
libjpeg-turbo without SIMD extensions.) If the JPEG image was compressed using a
quality level of 85 or below, then there should be little or no perceptible
difference between the two algorithms. When decompressing images that were
compressed using quality levels above 85, however, the difference between the fast
and int methods becomes more pronounced. With images compressed using quality=97,
for instance, the fast method incurs generally about a 4-6 dB loss (in PSNR)
relative to the int method, but this can be larger for some images. If you can
avoid it, do not use the fast method when decompressing images that were compressed
using quality levels above 97. The algorithm often degenerates for such images and
can actually produce a more lossy output image than if the JPEG image had been
compressed using lower quality levels.

-dct float
Use floating-point DCT method. The float method is mainly a legacy feature. It
does not produce significantly more accurate results than the int method, and it is
much slower. The float method may also give different results on different
machines due to varying roundoff behavior, whereas the integer methods should give
the same results on all machines.

-dither fs
Use Floyd-Steinberg dithering in color quantization.

-dither ordered
Use ordered dithering in color quantization.

-dither none
Do not use dithering in color quantization. By default, Floyd-Steinberg dithering
is applied when quantizing colors; this is slow but usually produces the best
results. Ordered dither is a compromise between speed and quality; no dithering is
fast but usually looks awful. Note that these switches have no effect unless color
quantization is being done. Ordered dither is only available in -onepass mode.

-map file
Quantize to the colors used in the specified image file. This is useful for
producing multiple files with identical color maps, or for forcing a predefined set
of colors to be used. The file must be a GIF or PPM file. This option overrides
-colors and -onepass.

Use a faster, lower-quality upsampling routine.

Use one-pass instead of two-pass color quantization. The one-pass method is faster
and needs less memory, but it produces a lower-quality image. -onepass is ignored
unless you also say -colors N. Also, the one-pass method is always used for
grayscale output (the two-pass method is no improvement then).

-maxmemory N
Set limit for amount of memory to use in processing large images. Value is in
thousands of bytes, or millions of bytes if "M" is attached to the number. For
example, -max 4m selects 4000000 bytes. If more space is needed, temporary files
will be used.

-outfile name
Send output image to the named file, not to standard output.

Load input file into memory before decompressing. This feature was implemented
mainly as a way of testing the in-memory source manager (jpeg_mem_src().)

Enable debug printout. More -v's give more output. Also, version information is
printed at startup.

-debug Same as -verbose.

Print version information and exit.


This example decompresses the JPEG file foo.jpg, quantizes it to 256 colors, and saves the
output in 8-bit BMP format in foo.bmp:

djpeg -colors 256 -bmp foo.jpg > foo.bmp


To get a quick preview of an image, use the -grayscale and/or -scale switches. -grayscale
-scale 1/8 is the fastest case.

Several options are available that trade off image quality to gain speed. -fast turns on
the recommended settings.

-dct fast and/or -nosmooth gain speed at a small sacrifice in quality. When producing a
color-quantized image, -onepass -dither ordered is fast but much lower quality than the
default behavior. -dither none may give acceptable results in two-pass mode, but is
seldom tolerable in one-pass mode.

If you are fortunate enough to have very fast floating point hardware, -dct float may be
even faster than -dct fast. But on most machines -dct float is slower than -dct int; in
this case it is not worth using, because its theoretical accuracy advantage is too small
to be significant in practice.


If this environment variable is set, its value is the default memory limit. The
value is specified as described for the -maxmemory switch. JPEGMEM overrides the
default value specified when the program was compiled, and itself is overridden by
an explicit -maxmemory.

Use djpeg online using onworks.net services

Free Servers & Workstations

Download Windows & Linux apps

  • 1
    OfficeFloor provides inversion of
    coupling control, with its: - dependency
    injection - continuation injection -
    thread injection For more information
    visit the...
    Download OfficeFloor
  • 2
    DivKit is an open source Server-Driven
    UI (SDUI) framework. It allows you to
    roll out server-sourced updates to
    different app versions. Also, it can be
    used fo...
    Download DivKit
  • 3
    Utility to convert between various
    subscription format. Shadowrocket users
    should use ss, ssr or v2ray as target.
    You can add &remark= to
    Telegram-liked HT...
    Download subconverter
  • 4
    SWASH is a general-purpose numerical
    tool for simulating unsteady,
    non-hydrostatic, free-surface,
    rotational flow and transport phenomena
    in coastal waters as ...
    Download SWASH
  • 5
    VBA-M (Archived - Now on Github)
    VBA-M (Archived - Now on Github)
    Project has moved to
    Features:Cheat creationsave statesmulti
    system, supports gba, gbc, gb, sgb,
    Download VBA-M (Archived - Now on Github)
  • 6
    Linux System Optimizer and Monitoring
    Github Repository:
    Audience: End Users/Desktop. User
    interface: Qt. Programming La...
    Download Stacer
  • More »

Linux commands