Bitmap Processing, Conversion and Viewing

View, convert and Process Bitmap in Yiigo .NET & Java Document Imaging SDK
Yiigo Document Imaging SDK support viewing, processing, annotation and conversion of Bitmap format, which is capable of storing 2D digital images of arbitrary width, height, and resolution, both monochrome and color, in various color depths, and optionally with data compression, alpha channels, and color profiles. You may start your Bitmap viewing, processing and conversion with Yiigo.Image for .NET.
What is Bitmap?
BMP or bitmap image file or device independent bitmap (DIB) file format or simply a bitmap is a raster graphics image file format using Bit mapping storage format to store 2D digital images & bitmap digital images across multiple platforms, development environments and operating systems like Microsoft Windows and OS/2. Defined as a standard of image data exchanging in Windows, BMP is supported by all the image processing applications that can run in Windows.
When use a bmp as output format, users may choose 1-bit, 4-bit, 8-bit and 24-bit picture depth as target bitmap image. Remember, a bitmap usually has high memory usage than other file format due to lack of any data compression. Often, images are scanned from left to right and from top to bottom when storing image data using bitmap format.

Bitmap Structure

A typical bitmap file format consists of those following parts, including:
  • Bitmap File Header, which is to store general information about the Bitmap Image File and identify the file;
  • DIB Header, which is to store detailed information about the bitmap image and define the pixel format;
  • Pixel Format, which is to define the pixel format;
  • Color Table, which is to define colors used by the bitmap image data (Pixel Array);
  • Pixel Array, which is to describes the image pixel by pixel;
  • ICC Color Profile, which is to define the color profile for color management.

Bitmap Usage

Bitmap can be used in many fields, such as:
  • Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operation systems
  • Microsoft Windows and OS/2 platforms' GDI subsystem
  • Use lossless data compression algorithms, such as ZIP
Yiigo Document Imaging SDK for Bitmap:
Yiigo.Image for .NET: viewing, processing, annotation and conversion solutions for Bitmap format in .NET Web and Windows applications.
Yiigo.Image for Java: viewing, processing, annotation and conversion solutions for Bitmap format in Java web applications.

Additional Resources for Bitmap Viewing and Conversion

  • View, process and annotate Bitmap files ASP.NET AJAX Web based Image Viewer
  • Convert Bitmap files to other image formats supported by Yiigo.Image for .NET
  • Convert Word, PDF, Tiff to, from Bitmap files
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