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Open gif and save it too

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Hello experts!

I have a problem with reading a gif image, and save it again, under a different name. Can someone help?

/jens*
thanks!
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by:Erick37
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You can easily rename a file, and open a GIF in a PictureBox contol. However, since the LZW compression used in GIF images is patented, you cannot save a new image in GIF format without licensing the use of the algorithm from UNISYS.

The only graphics save function that comes with VB is SavePicture()

SavePicture:
"If a graphic was loaded from a file to the Picture property of an object, either at design time or at run time, and it’s a bitmap, icon, metafile, or enhanced metafile, it's saved using the same format as the original file. If it is a GIF or JPEG file, it is saved as a bitmap file."
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by:Erick37
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If you just want to change the filename use:

Name c:\old.gif As c:\new.gif
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Make that

Name "c:\old.gif" As "c:\new.gif"
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by:Jens979
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oh yea, ofcource; rename it :-))

Thank you!

/Jens*
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