pngquant - PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image optimising utility

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name pngquant
Package version 1.0
Package release 4.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 65 B
Download size 18.03 KB
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pngquant is a command-line conversion utility to quantize and dither truecolor
PNG images, especially those with a full alpha channel, down to 8-bit (or
smaller) RGBA-palette PNGs. Such images are usually two to four times smaller
than the full 32-bit versions, and partial transparency is preserved quite
nicely. This makes pngquant especially useful both for Web sites and for
PlayStation 2 development, where one of the texture formats is
RGBA-palette-based (though not PNG-compressed).
This is the same technique used for many of the images on the Miscellaneous
Transparent PNGs page (, and
the results are often indistinguishable from the original, truecolor PNG
Optimizers (like pngcrush and optipng) optimize the compression, usually
losslessly, while pngquant quantizes colors down to 256 (or fewer) distinct
RGBA combinations, which is lossy.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pngquant_1.0-4.1+deb7u1_i386.deb 1.0 i386 Debian Security Updates Main
pngquant_1.0-4.1+deb7u1_amd64.deb 1.0 amd64 Debian Security Updates Main
pngquant_1.0-4.1_amd64.deb 1.0 amd64 Debian Main
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Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package pngquant_1.0-4.1_i386.deb
Source Package pngquant

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pngquant deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pngquant



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