How to: Convert Image File Formats with the .NET Framework

The following code example demonstrates the Image class and the ImageFormat enumeration used to convert and save image files. The following code loads an image from a .jpg file and then saves it in both .gif and .bmp file formats.

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#using <system.drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Drawing::Imaging;

int main()
   Image^ image = Image::FromFile("SampleImage.jpg");
   image->Save("SampleImage.png", ImageFormat::Png);
   image->Save("SampleImage.bmp", ImageFormat::Bmp);

   return 0;

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