Image.FromStream Method (Stream, Boolean, Boolean)

Creates an Image from the specified data stream, optionally using embedded color management information and validating the image data.

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

public static Image FromStream (
	Stream stream,
	bool useEmbeddedColorManagement,
	bool validateImageData
public static Image FromStream (
	Stream stream, 
	boolean useEmbeddedColorManagement, 
	boolean validateImageData
public static function FromStream (
	stream : Stream, 
	useEmbeddedColorManagement : boolean, 
	validateImageData : boolean
) : Image
Not applicable.



A Stream that contains the data for this Image.


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


true to validate the image data; otherwise, false.

Return Value

The Image this method creates.

Exception typeCondition


The stream does not have a valid image format.

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0