ImageFormatConverter Class

ImageFormatConverter is a class that can be used to convert ImageFormat objects from one data type to another. Access this class through the TypeDescriptor object.

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

public class ImageFormatConverter : TypeConverter
public class ImageFormatConverter extends TypeConverter
public class ImageFormatConverter extends TypeConverter
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A type converter is used to convert values between data types. A type converter also supports property configuration at design time by providing text-to-value conversion or a list of values that users can select from. Access the ImageFormatConverter class through the TypeDescriptor class by calling the GetConverter method.

The ImageFormatConverter converts to and from known image formats, as specified in the ImageFormat enumeration


If you want to convert between image formats, such as converting between BMP and JPEG, use one of the Image.Save methods that takes an ImageFormat object as a parameter.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, 1.1, 1.0