Convert CGM Files to GIF in Java
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About GroupDocs.Conversion for Java API
GroupDocs.Conversion for Java is an advanced file formats conversion API to convert between popular images and document formats like Microsoft Office, OpenDocument, PDF, HTML, Email, CAD and many more using a few lines of code. The native API auto-detects the source document formats and offers a plenty of options to customize the converted documents. Along with the document information-extraction feature, it also supports caching conversion result to the local disk by default. However any type of cache storage can be supported by implementing appropriate interfaces – Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Windows Azure, Reddis or any other.
Steps for Converting CGM to GIF in Java
GroupDocs.Conversion makes it easy for developers to convert the CGM file to GIF in few lines of code.
- Create a new instance of Converter class and load the CGM file with full path
- Set ConvertOptions for the GIF document type
- Call the convert() method and pass the document name (full path) and format (GIF) as parameter
A basic conversion with GroupDocs.Conversion for Java APIs can be done with just a few lines of code. Our APIs are supported on all major platforms and operating systems. Before executing the code below, please make sure that you have the following prerequisites installled on your system.
- Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS
- Development Environment: NetBeans, Intellij IDEA, Eclipse etc
- Java Runtime Environment: J2SE 6.0 and above
- Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Conversion for Java from Maven
CGM to GIF conversion using Java
// Load the source CGM file to be converted Converter converter = new Converter("input.cgm"); // Get the convert options ready for the target GIF format ConvertOptions convertOptions = new FileType().fromExtension("gif").getConvertOptions(); // Convert to GIF format converter.convert("output.gif", convertOptions);
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CGM About CGM File Format
Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) is free, platform-independent, international standard metafile format for storing and exchanging of vector graphics (2D), raster graphics, and text. CGM uses object-oriented approach and many function provisions for image production. CGM uses these object-oriented characteristics for remolding graphical elements to render an image. A metafile contains necessary information that defines other files. In CGM, a text based source file contains all graphical elements that can be later compiled into a binary file. Basically CGM is a way to facilitate 2D graphical data interchange, independent from any particular platform, or device.Read More
GIF About GIF File Format
A GIF or Graphical Interchange Format is a type of highly compressed image. Owned by Unisys, GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm that does not degrade the image quality. For each image GIF typically allow up to 8 bits per pixel and up to 256 colours are allowed across the image. In contrast to a JPEG image, which can display up to 16 million colours and fairly touches the limits of the human eye. Back when the internet emerged, GIFs remained the best choice because they required low bandwidth and compatible for the graphics that consume solid areas of colour. An animated GIF combines numerous images or frames into a single file and displays them in a sequence to generate an animated clip or a short video. The colour limitations are up to 256 for each frame and are likely to be the least suitable for reproducing other images and photographs with colour gradient.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert CGM into many other file formats. Please see the complete list below.