Image.FromStream Method (Stream, Boolean)


Creates an Image from the specified data stream, optionally using embedded color management information in that stream.

Namespace:   System.Drawing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public static Image FromStream(
	Stream stream,
	bool useEmbeddedColorManagement


Type: System.IO.Stream

A Stream that contains the data for this Image.

Type: System.Boolean

true to use color management information embedded in the data stream; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Image

The Image this method creates.

Exception Condition

The stream does not have a valid image format


stream is null.

You must keep the stream open for the lifetime of the Image.

The useEmbeddedColorManagement parameter specifies whether the new Image applies color correction according to color management information that is embedded in the data stream. Embedded information can include International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles, gamma values, and chromaticity information.

The stream is reset to zero if this method is called successively with the same stream.


The Image class does not support alpha transparency in bitmaps. To enable alpha transparency, use PNG images with 32 bits per pixel.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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