configure && make method is no longer supported.
Install Rust 1.60 or later: https://rustup.rs
On Windows also install msys-git and Visual C++ Build Tools with Windows 8/10/11 SDK enabled, and reboot.
Get the code by cloning recursively:
# Unix version git clone --recursive https://github.com/kornelski/pngquant.git # Windows version git clone -b msvc --recursive https://github.com/kornelski/pngquant.git
And then build:
cd pngquant cargo build --release
This will create executable in
You can build with additional features:
cargo build --release --features=lcms2
The features are:
lcms2— compile with support for color profiles via Little CMS.
lcms2-static— same, but link statically.
cocoa— compile with support for color profiles via macOS Cocoa.
macOS version can use Cocoa to read images. This adds support for color profiles and other image formats as input. However, it also disables support for preserving PNG metadata.
cargo build --release --features=cocoa
Little CMS library is used by default.
It's linked dynamically if
pkg-config is working (e.g. install
Otherwise uses static build as a fallback.
export LCMS2_STATIC=1 or build
--features=lcms2-static to force static linking.
If you want to use pngquant's conversion algorithm without loading/saving PNG
files, then you can run
cargo build --release in the
The imagequant library doesn't need libpng nor zlib.
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