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How to make getpixel on an image, but not from a picturebox?

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We have a VB6 soft that analizes pixels, I found that GetPixel API or VB Point "create" color pixels on a PictureBox where there are only black pixels, on half the PCs our soft is installed. It´s fundamental for us to discriminate black from color pixels. We reduced the possible problems and got to the conclusion that VB PictureBox is not working properly, so we need the code to create a DC and loop through the pixels usiing API. We work with the numbers, don´t need to show the pixels.
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Create a DIB array from Picture and you can step through the array to analyze or modify color bits.

Using DIB Sections in VB:
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/codelib/gfx/dibsect.htm

Count Unqiue Colors Quickly:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=6999 
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Thanks, this is possibly the way, the problem is my image is an EMF file, so to get the data I'am doing a PlayEnhMetaFile over a picturebox, because that API needs an hDC. The code you sent (till what I understood) needs a Loadpicture, that is a stdPicture which has no hDC.
What I need is to analize that pixels of the EMF file I have, Any ideas?
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I found that the problem was not VB PictureBox but ClearType antialiasing over metafiles (EMF), this generates colors that surround tha black text for better readability, this color pixels appear with any method of pixel analizing. The only thing I can do right now to fix it is to disable Cleartype.
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