Convert various graphic formats into a Bitmap format RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to convert image formats (*jpg,*tiff...) into a Bitmap format in order to manipulate the images with SetPixel method of the Bitmap class. But if I load a Bitmap(file) the image obtained, however is good at glance , gives wrong results with GetPixel() and SetPixel().

    Thanks in advanced 

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:08 PM


  • Hello molokko,

    Please clarify how you convert those formats to bitmap format, after reading the functions you mentioned above, it seems jpg file is also a supported scenario which means you may not need to convert it:

    See something below:

    Bitmap.SetPixel Method

    private void SetPixel_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
        // Create a Bitmap object from a file.
        Bitmap myBitmap = new Bitmap("Grapes.jpg");
        // Draw myBitmap to the screen.
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(myBitmap, 0, 0, myBitmap.Width,
        // Set each pixel in myBitmap to black. 
        for (int Xcount = 0; Xcount < myBitmap.Width; Xcount++)
            for (int Ycount = 0; Ycount < myBitmap.Height; Ycount++)
                myBitmap.SetPixel(Xcount, Ycount, Color.Black);
        // Draw myBitmap to the screen again.
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(myBitmap, myBitmap.Width, 0,
            myBitmap.Width, myBitmap.Height);

    Bitmap.GetPixel Method

    private void GetPixel_Example(PaintEventArgs e)
        // Create a Bitmap object from an image file.
        Bitmap myBitmap = new Bitmap("Grapes.jpg");
        // Get the color of a pixel within myBitmap.
        Color pixelColor = myBitmap.GetPixel(50, 50);
        // Fill a rectangle with pixelColor.
        SolidBrush pixelBrush = new SolidBrush(pixelColor);
        e.Graphics.FillRectangle(pixelBrush, 0, 0, 100, 100);

    What's more, if it is a supported image in System.Drawing, just check the following:


    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            // Load the image.
            System.Drawing.Image image1 = System.Drawing.Image.FromFile(@"C:\test.bmp");
            // Save the image in JPEG format.
            image1.Save(@"C:\test.jpg", System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg);
            // Save the image in GIF format.
            image1.Save(@"C:\test.gif", System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Gif);
            // Save the image in PNG format.
            image1.Save(@"C:\test.png", System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png);        


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    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:16 AM
    Friday, April 4, 2014 7:38 AM