A wrapper for libwebp + Xcode project. Support Carthage && CocoaPods && SwiftPM.

libwebp + Xcode

A wrapper for libwebp + Xcode project. This enables Carthage support This also contains the Swift Package Manager support

CI Status Carthage compatible SwiftPM compatible


  • iOS 8
  • macOS 10.10
  • tvOS 9.0
  • watchOS 2.0



libwebp is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'libwebp'


libwebp is (via this repo) available through Carthage.

github "SDWebImage/libwebp-Xcode"


Libwebp is available through Swift Package Manager.

let package = Package(
    dependencies: [
        .package(url: "", from: "1.1.0")
    // ...


Use libwebp as you would normally, this is just a repo that adds an Xcode proj.

For Swift Package Manager user, it's recommended to use the modular import instead of C headers.

  • Objective-C
@import libwebp;
// or if you don't use module
#import <webp/decode.h>
#import <webp/encode.h>
  • Swift
import libwebp

About sharpyuv

From libwebp v1.2.3, Google separate some functions into a new standalone lib called sharpyuv. However, it dependeny source code from libwebp repo's src as implementation. Like llvm-project monorepo, one repo host multiple targets.

Before v1.3.0, we hide these headers as internal headers.

From v1.3.0, we expose the sharpyuv public headers, but not a standalone CocoaPods/SPM/Carthage Target. (In the future we may consider separate targets)

If you want to use sharpyuv functions, do something like this:

  • Objective-C
// This does not supports module include
#if __has_include(<sharpyuv/sharpyuv.h>)
#import <sharpyuv/sharpyuv.h>
#import <libwebp/sharpyuv.h> // bundled in libwebp's modulemap
  • Swift
#if canImport(sharpyuv)
import sharpyuv
import libwebp // bundled in libwebp's modulemap


libwebp is available under the BSD-3 license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


  • Swift Tools 5.0.0
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Last updated: Fri Apr 12 2024 09:23:04 GMT-0900 (Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time)