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Resizing multiple images runs out of memory

Posted on 2008-10-07
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Hi all,

Below is a function that I wrote that resizes images for a website. After it processes about 250 images, I run out of memory, leading me to believe that my dispose isn't working? There are 900 photos to process total. What have I missed?
Function resizeImage(ByVal imageName As String, ByVal newWidth As Integer, ByVal imageType As String, ByVal homeDirectory As String) As String
 
        Dim originalFileName As String
        Dim newFileName As String
        Dim tmpImage As Drawing.Bitmap
        Dim newImage As Drawing.Bitmap
        Dim g As Graphics
        Dim newHeight As Integer
 
        originalFileName = pickupFolder & imageName
        If File.Exists(originalFileName) = True Then
            Try
                tmpImage = New Bitmap(Bitmap.FromFile(originalFileName))
                newHeight = (newWidth * tmpImage.Height) / tmpImage.Width
 
                newImage = New Bitmap(newWidth, newHeight)
                g = Graphics.FromImage(newImage)
 
 
                ' draw it with the new size
                g.DrawImage(tmpImage, 0, 0, newWidth, newHeight)
 
                newFileName = imageType & Replace(imageName, " ", "")
                newImage.Save("c:\inetpub\wwwroot\" & homeDirectory & "\photos\" & newFileName, Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg)
                g.Dispose()
                newImage.Dispose()
                tmpImage.Dispose()
 
                tmpImage = Nothing
                newImage = Nothing
                g = Nothing
 
                resizeImage = newFileName
 
            Catch ex As Exception
 
                streamWriter.WriteLine(originalFileName & " gave error: " & ex.Message)
                Console.WriteLine(originalFileName & " gave error: " & ex.Message)
 
            End Try
 
        Else
            streamWriter.WriteLine(originalFileName & " does not exist")
            Console.WriteLine(originalFileName & " does not exist")
        End If
 
        tmpImage = Nothing
        newImage = Nothing
        g = Nothing
 
    End Function

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rachitkohli earned 500 total points
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I would suggest making an image from the file using file stream object.

Dim fs as IO.FileStream
fs=new IO.FileStream("FILEPATH", ACCESSTYPE)
fs.close

tmpImage=Bitmap.FromStream(fs)

'Please check for the syntax, as am directly typing here without testing it...
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by:DEWebWorks
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Very nice! Thanks.
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by:DEWebWorks
ID: 22658504
Here's the final code:

    Function resizeImage(ByVal imageName As String, ByVal newWidth As Integer, ByVal imageType As String, ByVal homeDirectory As String) As String
 
        Dim originalFileName As String
        Dim newFileName As String
        Dim tmpImage As Drawing.Bitmap
        Dim newImage As Drawing.Bitmap
        Dim g As Graphics
        Dim newHeight As Integer
 
        '---
        Dim fs As IO.FileStream
        '---
 
        originalFileName = pickupFolder & imageName
        If File.Exists(originalFileName) = True Then
            Try
                'tmpImage = New Bitmap(Bitmap.FromFile(originalFileName))
                '---
                fs = New IO.FileStream(originalFileName, FileMode.Open)
 
                tmpImage = Bitmap.FromStream(fs)
                fs.Close()
                '---
 
                newHeight = (newWidth * tmpImage.Height) / tmpImage.Width
 
                newImage = New Bitmap(newWidth, newHeight)
                g = Graphics.FromImage(newImage)
 
 
                ' draw it with the new size
                g.DrawImage(tmpImage, 0, 0, newWidth, newHeight)
                g.Dispose()
 
                newFileName = imageType & Replace(imageName, " ", "")
                newImage.Save("c:\inetpub\wwwroot\" & homeDirectory & "\photos\" & newFileName, Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg)
 
                newImage.Dispose()
                tmpImage.Dispose()
 
                tmpImage = Nothing
                newImage = Nothing
                g = Nothing
 
                resizeImage = newFileName
 
            Catch ex As Exception
 
                streamWriter.WriteLine(originalFileName & " gave error: " & ex.Message)
                Console.WriteLine(originalFileName & " gave error: " & ex.Message)
 
            End Try
 
        Else
            streamWriter.WriteLine(originalFileName & " does not exist")
            Console.WriteLine(originalFileName & " does not exist")
        End If
 
        tmpImage = Nothing
        newImage = Nothing
        g = Nothing
 
    End Function

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