C# – Convert bitmaps to one multipage TIFF image in .NET 2.0

.net.net-2.0c++drawingtiff

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.

Best Solution

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(
     Encoder.SaveFlag, 
     (long)EncoderValue.FrameDimensionPage);
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;
tiff.SaveAdd(EncoderParams);

That should get you started.