Introduction to the Imaging APIs for Windows

The Windows Imaging Interface Reference describes the programmatic method for managing Windows image (.wim) files for Windows® 8 and Windows® 7.

Imaging APIs (Wimgapi.dll) can be used to programmatically capture, modify, and apply images for deployment in a manufacturing or corporate IT environment. Wimgapi.dll is included in all installations of Windows 8 or Windows 7. The Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) and ImageX tools included in the Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) use the Imaging APIs to perform some image management functions. For more information about these tools, see the Deployment and Imaging Tools Technical Reference.

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