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Convert bmp to 1-bit (B & W)

Posted on 1998-04-07
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I have an image on my picture box and I need to save it to a file as a bmp.  I used the "SavePicture" Statement.  However, I need it to be saved as 1-bit (B & W) format.  How do I code this?
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by:byang
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Don't know how to do this in VB. But you can easily do this using windows API: create an HDC, select a mono HBITMAP into it, then draw your bitmap onto the HDC. Now your HBITMAP contains a black-and-white rending or your image.
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by:MAVERICK
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I downloaded an image converter OCX, I will check it out. Is the .BMP in a file (assuming it is!) or is it generated by some code somewhere. If an OCX for the job is what u want then leave a comment.
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by:janim
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Does this OCX convert bmp files to 1-bit format?  Does this OCX  must be paid for?  Can I run it for FREE and with NO time limit (meaning the control is not limited for a couple of days only).  If so, I would need it.  Thanks in advance.
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by:aikimark
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You could convert the picture yourself with VB code before converting it.  Change the scalemode to Pixel and use a nested loop to inspect each pixel and change it to black or white.
for Hvar = 1 to picture1.scaleheight
   for Vvar=1 to picture1.scalewidth
     if Picture1.Point(Hvar,Vvar) > BlackCutOffValue then
        Picture1.Pset(HVar,Vvar, vbblack)
     else
        Picture1.Pset(HVar,Vvar, vbwhite)
     endif
   next
next

You will need to double-check my syntax.
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by:janim
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I need to save the picture as 1-bit format... my picture is already in B&W so I don't need to convert each pixel to B&W.
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by:janim
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HELP URGENT!!!  How can I convert my picture to 1-bit format using VB?
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qhenry earned 50 total points
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I bought an OCX from a company call LeadTools which can do this.

disclaimer: I am not paid to recommend this product nor do I accept any responsibility for it's appropriatness for the given task.
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