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Please, I need to know how to convert a .BMP file to a .JPG whithout calling an external conversion program (from within my application). In case I have to get any .DLL or code unit, please let me know where to find it.

Thanks a lot.
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Hi,
there is example about half way down this page:

http://www.efg2.com/lab/library/delphi/graphics/FileFormatsAndConversion.htm#Conversions

+ many other useful conversions also ;-)

Regards Barry
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by:Epsylon
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Try this:


uses JPEG;

procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
var p: TPicture;
    j: TJPEGImage;
begin
  p := TPicture.Create;
  p.LoadFromFile('spider.bmp');
  j := TJPEGImage.Create;
  j.Assign(p.Graphic);
  j.SaveToFile('spider.jpg');
  j.Free;
  p.Free;
end;
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Are you still there?
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by:inthe
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from page i referenced in forst comment:
PROCEDURE ConvertBMPtoJPG (CONST BMPName: STRING; JPGName: STRING);
  VAR
    Bitmap: TBitmap;
    JPEG : TJPEGImage;
BEGIN
  Bitmap := TBitmap.Create;
  JPEG := TJPEGImage.Create;
  TRY
    Bitmap.LoadFromFile(BMPName);
    JPEG.CompressionQuality := 80;
    JPEG.Assign(Bitmap);
    JPEG.SaveToFile(JPGName);
  FINALLY
    Bitmap.Free;
    JPEG.Free
  END
END {ConvertBMPtoJPG};  

Converting a BMP to a JPEG and Vice Versa (TI4528D)
http://www.borland.com/devsupport/delphi/ti/TI4528D.html

http://www.efg2.com/lab/Graphics/BMPJPG.htm
efg's BMPJPG Lab Report. Interactively convert BMPs to JPGs or vice versa. Nearly all the JPEG compession options cn be controlled via the user interface, including image quality and progressive encoding and display.

efg's Command-line utility for batch conversion of BMPs to JPGs: BMPtoJPG.PAS
http://www.efg2.com/lab/library/delphi/graphics/BMPtoJPG.PAS.txt
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by:andres_de_marco
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I´ve been out on a short journey for the past two day so I didn´t have any time to respond to your posted messages. This thing really works so I have to THANK YOU A LOT !!!!

Best regards from Argentina

Andrés De Marco
andres_de_marco@hotmail.com
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