DanG DanG - 1 year ago 152
C# Question

load tiff using FreeImage

I tried this code with FreeImage to load my tif, and i get no error, but also no output. It works just fine if the input is a jpg. My tiff input is 16-bit greyscale.

public void OpenRotateSave()
{
// load image, 16-bit tif
FIBITMAP dib = FreeImage.Load(FREE_IMAGE_FORMAT.FIF_TIFF, "Mytif.tif",FREE_IMAGE_LOAD_FLAGS.DEFAULT);
// save image
FreeImage.SaveEx(dib, "MyTifOut.jpg");
// unload bitmap
FreeImage.UnloadEx(ref dib);
}


I tried to Load without the modifiers, using just the filename, the same result. Also tried LoadEx.

Much Thanks,
Dan

Answer Source

I made a lot of progress by using the examples for Load and Save in the Wraper folder with the newest distribution:

FreeImage\Wrapper\FreeImage.NET\cs\Samples\Sample 01 - Loading and saving

It turns out the load worked fine, but it does not seem so easy to save the 16-bit image. I tried converting to 8 bits or greyscale, and then save as jpeg, but i got no output and no error message. What i found works is saving to PNG as follows:

public void OpenSave()
  {
  string InFileName = "MyTiff.tif";
  string OutFileName = "MyOutputFile";
  // load image,  16-bit tif 
  FIBITMAP dib = FreeImage.Load(FREE_IMAGE_FORMAT.FIF_TIFF, InFileName,FREE_IMAGE_LOAD_FLAGS.DEFAULT);         
  // save image
  FreeImage.SaveEx(
       ref dib,
       OutFileName, // FreeImage will add a file extension. NB: SaveEx will strip the file extension from OutFileName, and replace it with png, so even if OutFileName = "MyOutFile.jpg", SaveEx will save it here as MyOutFile.png"
       FREE_IMAGE_FORMAT.FIF_PNG,                               
       FREE_IMAGE_SAVE_FLAGS.DEFAULT,                      
       FREE_IMAGE_COLOR_DEPTH.FICD_04_BPP,                 
       true);
   FreeImage.UnloadEx(ref dib);
   }

I don't need any particular output format, since what i am interested in for this application is openning a tiff and manipulating the bits, so I am complete for this question.

Thanks for reading, Dan

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