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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

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0