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Convert GIF/Save PictureBox as GIF

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Hello,
How do I save the contents of a PictureBox or Image control as a GIF or JPG file?
If I have a saved BMP file, is there a utitlity where I can convert the BMP into GIF/JPG using a command from within VB?
If I have to buy a commercial image OCX which can save as GIF/JPG, which is the best/cheapest?
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by:tward
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What version of VB are you using?  There is an OCX for VB4 by a company called LeadTools which is about $400.00 which will open and convert about 42 different image formats.

If you are using VB5.0 I believe atleast GIF is now part of the Picturebox, not sure about JPG though.
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by:UlfB
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I am using VB5.
LeadTools seems to be a bit of an overkill in this situation, and yes it is possible to display a GIF in VB5, but not save.
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If you want a free tool which reads many formats (e.g. GIF, JPG, BMP, RLE, TGA, PCX, DIB, JIF...) and can save to two formats (JPG and BMP) try:

http://einstein.ae.eng.ua.edu/nishita/index.htm

Note, it's a DLL, but it's easy to use. Since it doesn't save to GIF this is not a complete answer, but hey there is such a thing as partial credit! :-)
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