Using Image Encoders and Decoders in Managed GDI+

.NET Framework (current version)
 

The System.Drawing namespace provides the Image and Bitmap classes for storing and manipulating images. By using image encoders in GDI+, you can write images from memory to disk. By using image decoders in GDI+, you can load images from disk into memory. An encoder translates the data in an Image or Bitmap object into a designated disk file format. A decoder translates the data in a disk file to the format required by the Image and Bitmap objects.

GDI+ has built-in encoders and decoders that support the following file types:

  • BMP

  • GIF

  • JPEG

  • PNG

  • TIFF

GDI+ also has built-in decoders that support the following file types:

  • WMF

  • EMF

  • ICON

The following topics discuss encoders and decoders in more detail:

How to: List Installed Encoders
Describes how to list the encoders available on a computer.

How to: List Installed Decoders
Describes how to list the decoders available on a computer.

How to: Determine the Parameters Supported by an Encoder
Describes how to list the EncoderParameters supported by an encoder.

How to: Convert a BMP image to a PNG image
Describes how to save a image in a different image format.

How to: Set JPEG Compression Level
Describes how to change the quality level of an image.

Image

Bitmap

ImageCodecInfo

EncoderParameter

Encoder

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