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# Comparing Pictures

Posted on 2000-05-01
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Hello there!
Say I have two picture boxes, Picture1 and Picture2 and I want to compare the content of them. Is there a way for me to find out if the content is equal in the two picture boxes?

Martin
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Ruchi earned 400 total points
ID: 2766808
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?lngWId=1&txtCodeId=7240

"The code can flip pictures, invert them using 3 different methods, compare pictures, divides the Picture into its three main channels and it combines them to one"
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ID: 2766905
assuming the two pictures are the same scale then you can do this:

function compare()
for i = 0 to picture1.scalewidth
for j = o t0 picture1.scaleheight
color1 = picture1.point(i,j)
color2 = picture2.point(i,j)
if color1 <> color2 then
msgbox "not equal"
exit function
end if
next
next
msgbox "equal"
end function
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Author Comment

ID: 2767002
Thanks both of you. Seems stupid not to have an API-call for this task. Anyway, the points go to the first poster - sorry AzraSound . . .

Martin
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Expert Comment

ID: 2767005
From the link I posted, I pulled some code. The following code is simliar to ArazSound's code.

Place a command button on the form.

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim s As Boolean

sw = Picture1(0).ScaleWidth
sh = Picture1(0).ScaleHeight

s = True
For i = 0 To sw
For j = 0 To sh
col1 = Picture1(0).Point(i, j)
col2 = Picture1(4).Point(i, j)
If col1 <> col2 Then
s = False
GoTo endw
End If
Next j
Next i
endw:
If s Then
MsgBox "OK"
Else
MsgBox "Net OK"
End If
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 2767018
there may be api to do it, though i've never worked with it before. you can get the entire color table from a dib so i suppose there is a way to compare those color tables once you extract them from the two respective pictures.

if youre interested, check out info at msdn regarding:

getdibcolortable
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