Convert bitmaps to one multipage TIFF image in .NET 2.0


How can i convert an array of bitmaps into a brand new image of TIFF format, adding all the bitmaps as frames in this new tiff image?

using .NET 2.0.

12/29/2008 7:19:56 PM

Accepted Answer

Start with the first bitmap by putting it into an Image object

Bitmap bitmap = (Bitmap)Image.FromFile(file);

Save the bitmap to memory as tiff

MemoryStream byteStream = new MemoryStream();
bitmap.Save(byteStream, ImageFormat.Tiff);

Put Tiff into another Image object

Image tiff = Image.FromStream(byteStream)

Prepare encoders:

var encoderInfo = ImageCodecInfo.GetImageEncoders().First(i => i.MimeType == "image/tiff");

EncoderParameters encoderParams = new EncoderParameters(2);
encoderParams.Param[0] = new EncoderParameter(Encoder.Compression, (long)EncoderValue.CompressionNone);
encoderParams.Param[1] = new EncoderParameter(Encoder.SaveFlag, (long)EncoderValue.MultiFrame);

Save to file:

tiff.Save(sOutFilePath, encoderInfo, encoderParams);

For subsequent pages, prepare encoders:

EncoderParameters EncoderParams = new EncoderParameters(2);
EncoderParameter SaveEncodeParam = new EncoderParameter(
EncoderParameter CompressionEncodeParam = new EncoderParameter(
     Encoder.Compression, (long)EncoderValue.CompressionNone);
EncoderParams.Param[0] = CompressionEncodeParam;
EncoderParams.Param[1] = SaveEncodeParam;
tiff.SaveAdd(/* next image as tiff - do the same as above with memory */, EncoderParams);

Finally flush the file:

EncoderParameter SaveEncodeParam = new EncoderParameter(
     Encoder.SaveFlag, (long)EncoderValue.Flush);
EncoderParams = new EncoderParameters(1);
EncoderParams.Param[0] = SaveEncodeParam;

That should get you started.

5/14/2019 2:59:43 AM

Came across this post after a bit of searching on Google. I tried the code that was in the post by a'b'c'd'e'f'g'h', but that didn't work for me. Perhaps, I was not doing something correctly.

In any case, I found another post that saved images to multi page tiffs. Here is the link to the post:

Also, here is the code that worked for me. It should be identical to that post.

Encoder encoder = Encoder.SaveFlag;
ImageCodecInfo encoderInfo = ImageCodecInfo.GetImageEncoders().First(i => i.MimeType == "image/tiff");
EncoderParameters encoderParameters = new EncoderParameters(1);
encoderParameters.Param[0] = new EncoderParameter(encoder, (long)EncoderValue.MultiFrame);

// Save the first frame of the multi page tiff
Bitmap firstImage = (Bitmap) _scannedPages[0].RawContent;
firstImage.Save(fileName, encoderInfo, encoderParameters);

encoderParameters.Param[0] = new EncoderParameter(encoder, (long)EncoderValue.FrameDimensionPage);

// Add the remaining images to the tiff
for (int i = 1; i < _scannedPages.Count; i++)
   Bitmap img = (Bitmap) _scannedPages[i].RawContent;
   firstImage.SaveAdd(img, encoderParameters);

// Close out the file
encoderParameters.Param[0] = new EncoderParameter(encoder, (long)EncoderValue.Flush);

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