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Programming Guide

This section contains conceptual topics that describe how to use the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) APIs.

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Windows Imaging Component Overview

The WIC provides an extensible framework for working with images and image metadata.

WIC API Overview

The WIC provides a Component Object Model (COM) based API for use in C and C++.

Decoding Digital Images

This section contains conceptual and how-to topics that describe WIC bitmap decoders which are used in decoding digital images.

Using Image Data

This section contains conceptual and how-to topics that describe WIC bitmap sources and how to manipulate them.

Encoding Image Data

This section contains conceptual and how-to topics that describe WIC bitmap encoders which are used to encode digital images.

Native WIC Codecs

This section contains information about the native imaging codecs available in WIC.

Processing Image Metadata

This section contains conceptual topics that describe the WIC metadata system.

JPEG YCbCr Support

Starting with Windows 8.1, the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) JPEG codec supports reading and writing image data in its native YCbCr form.

Color Management

WIC simplifies color management by providing the IWICColorContext interface and the IWICColorTransform interface.

Component Development

The WIC is an extensible platform that provides low-level API for digital images.

 

See Also

WIC Reference

WIC Samples

 

 

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