Convert BMP to GIF in C#
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About GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET API
GroupDocs.Conversion API can be used to convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Visio and various other formats. GroupDocs.Conversion is a standalone API that is suitable for server side and backend systems where high performance is required. It does not depend on any software like Microsoft or Open Office.
Steps to Convert BMP to GIF in C#
GroupDocs.Conversion makes it easy for developers to convert the BMP file to GIF using a few lines of code.
- Create an instance of Converter class and load the BMP file with full path
- Create & set ConvertOptions for the gif type
- Call Converter.Convert method and pass the full path and format (GIF) as parameter
A basic conversion with GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET APIs can be done by implementing a few easy steps. 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 installed on your system.
- Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS
- Development Environments: Microsoft Visual Studio, Xamarin, MonoDevelop
- Frameworks: .NET Framework, .NET Standard, .NET Core, Mono
- Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET downloaded from Nuget
C# code snippet to convert BMP to GIF
// load the BMP file var converter = new GroupDocs.Conversion.Converter("template.bmp"); // set the convert options for GIF format var convertOptions = converter.GetPossibleConversions()["gif"].ConvertOptions; // convert to GIF format converter.Convert("output.gif", convertOptions);
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BMP About BMP File Format
Files having extension .BMP represent Bitmap Image files that are used to store bitmap digital images. These images are independent of graphics adapter and are also called device independent bitmap (DIB) file format. This independency serves the purpose of opening the file on multiple platforms such as Microsoft Windows and Mac. The BMP file format can store data as two-dimensional digital images in both monochrome as well as color format with various colour depths.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 BMP into many other file formats. Please see the complete list below.