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Convert Png / Gif to Icon,  Bmp or thumbnail...

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Hi !
Archiving favourite websites as small pictures - perhaps as thumbnails - i'm looking for routines to convert png- and gif-pictures to bmp ( to icon or thumbnail is the best but this i can do with bmp by myself ;-)
If there's someone out knowing a bit please give me some hints or perhaps a source ? ...Or a link to a component ?
Thanks a lot,
Ingo
 
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by:robert_marquardt
ID: 6941238
http://www.lischke-online.de/Graphics.html

This will add more file formats to TPicture.

Image1.Picture.LoadFromFile()
Image1.Picture.Bitmap.SaveToFile()

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by:kretzschmar
ID: 6941254
yeo, robert is right, the same i would have self suggested,
if not already done

meikl ;-)
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by:TAZI
ID: 6941316
Hi ...

I can help you with converting BMP to Icon. Herewith, Please find code

Hope this helps

Regards
TAZI

procedure bmp2ico(Image: TImage; FileName: TFilename);
var
  Bmp: TBitmap;
  Icon: TIcon;
  ImageList: TImageList;
begin
  Bmp  := TBitmap.Create;
  Icon := TIcon.Create;
  try
    Bmp.Assign(Image.Picture);
    ImageList := TImageList.CreateSize(Bmp.Width, Bmp.Height);
    try
      ImageList.AddMasked(Bmp, Bmp.TransparentColor);
      ImageList.GetIcon(0, Icon);
      // Save it to a file
      Icon.SaveToFile(FileName);
    finally
      ImageList.Free;
    end;
  finally
    Bmp.Free;
    Icon.Free;
  end;
end;  
 

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  bmp2ico(Image1, 'c:\test.ico');
end;
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by:Ogni
ID: 6941415
Hi Robert,

it's not so easy... mmmh ?
I've done this and it don't work:

Image1.Picture.LoadFromFile(OpenDialog1.FileName);
Image1.Picture.RegisterFileFormat('png','Bitmap file',TBitmap);
Image1.Picture.Bitmap.SaveToFile('test.bmp');

Always errors like "...don't know fileformat..."

I think i need a special dcu (perhaps for monay ;-)

Any ideas?
Thanks a lot,
Ingo
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 6941435
you must do an assignment to a tbitmap
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by:robert_marquardt
ID: 6941570
Do not call RegisterFileFormat.
As kretzschmar said Image1.Picture.Bitmap has to be assigned (from Image.Picture).
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by:Slick812
ID: 6943859
hello Ogni, Efg's is a web site I have found very helpful for Delphi graphics info and tips, this is the web page for file formats

http://www.efg2.com/Lab/Library/Delphi/Graphics/FileFormatsAndConversion.htm#Formats
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Slick812 earned 200 total points
ID: 6943887
Oh for thumbnails I have used this

var
Dimention: Cardinal;

Dimention := 90


procedure TfrmAlbum.ThumbNail(Pic1: TPicture; var ThumBmp: TBitmap);
var
Bmp1: TBitmap;
begin
ThumBmp.PixelFormat := pf24Bit;
if (Pic1.Width < Dimention) and (Pic1.Height < Dimention) then
    begin // 1
    ThumBmp.Height := Pic1.Height;
    ThumBmp.Width := Pic1.Width;
    end // 1
  else
  if Pic1.Width < Pic1.Height then
    begin // 2
    ThumBmp.Height := Dimention;
    ThumBmp.Width := Trunc(Dimention / (Pic1.Height / Pic1.Width))+2;
    end else // 2
  if Pic1.Width > Pic1.Height then
    begin // 3
    ThumBmp.Width := Dimention;
    ThumBmp.Height := Trunc(Dimention / (Pic1.Width / Pic1.Height))+2;
    end  else // 3
    begin // 4
    ThumBmp.Width := Dimention;
    ThumBmp.Height := Dimention;
    end; // 4
  if Pic1.Graphic.ClassType = TGIFImage then
    begin
    Bmp1 := TBitmap.Create;
    Bmp1.Width := Pic1.Width;
    Bmp1.Height := Pic1.Height;
    Bmp1.Assign(Pic1.Graphic);
    ThumBmp.Canvas.StretchDraw(Rect(0,0,ThumBmp.Width,ThumBmp.Height), Bmp1);
    FreeAndNil(Bmp1);
    end else
    ThumBmp.Canvas.StretchDraw(Rect(0,0,ThumBmp.Width,ThumBmp.Height), Pic1.Graphic);
end;


GotImage := True;
LoadPic := TPicture.Create;
try
LoadPic.LoadFromFile(ImagePath);
except
    on E: Exception do
    begin
    GotImage := False;
    end;
  end;
if GotImage then
begin // GotImage

  PicT := TBitmap.Create;
  ThumbNail(LoadPic,PicT);

Canvas.Draw(10,10,PicT);
FreeAndNil(PicT);
end;
FreeAndNil(LoadPic);
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by:Ogni
ID: 6943992
Hi Slick812 !
Please give a few points to the other ones ;-)
Thanks a lot!
Ingo
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