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Convert file to WriteableBitmap

Posted on 2011-03-13
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I have a folder full on images on my server, that I need to read, save as writeablebitmap (to shrink), then save back to a zip file.

The zip file part is taken care of, so I only need a method that converts each file to a writeablebitmap, and saves the image back to the same folder, tagged with '_shrunk'.

Here's what I have so far, I need to use the same file lookup to convert to writeablebitmap, with max width = 1920 and max height = 1080.

I can then rescan and save the '_Shrunk' appended files to the zip file.
public void SavetoZip()
        {
            string filename = string.Empty;
            string folder = Path.GetFullPath(Path.Combine(System.AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory, "FileStore"));
            string zipFolder=Path.GetFullPath(Path.Combine(System.AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory, "Zips"));
            
            
            foreach (string fileName in System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(folder))
            {


                
                string name = Path.GetFileName(fileName);
                
                
                if (File.Exists(zipFolder+"\\Images.zip"))
                {
                    using (ZipFile zip = ZipFile.Read(zipFolder+"\\Images.zip"))
                    {
                        // add this map file into the "images" directory in the zip archive
                        if (zip[name] == null)
                        {
                            zip.AddFile(fileName, "");


                            zip.Save();
                        }

                    }
                }
                else //Create file
                {
                    if (!System.IO.Directory.Exists(zipFolder))
                        System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(zipFolder);
                    using (ZipFile zip = new ZipFile())
                    {
                        if (zip[name] == null)
                        {
                            zip.AddFile(fileName,"");
                            zip.Save(zipFolder+"\\Images.zip");
                        }
                    }
                }
                File.Delete(fileName);
            }
        }

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by:Bob Learned
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What are you using to zip the files?  Does it support streams?  If so, you might be able to read the bitmap, change the format, and add to the zip file, without having to write the bitmap to a file.
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by:wint100
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I'm using dotnetzip to zip up the files.

I've got the file, to a stream, then into a writeablebitmap with the correct sizing, so I would then need to convert from WB to stream to zip.
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by:Bob Learned
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I believe that you are looking for something like this:

WriteableBitmap  
http://www.i-programmer.info/programming/wpf-workings/527-writeablebitmap.html

Uri uri = new Uri(@"pack://application:,,,/Resources/mypic.jpg"); 
BitmapImage bmi = new BitmapImage(uri); 
WriteableBitmap bmi2 = new WriteableBitmap(bmi); 
image1.Source = bmi2;

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by:wint100
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Well, I already have my WB, so just need to convert to a stream so I can save to zip.

I believe dotnetzip allows save from stream, so I just need to convert my WB to a stream.
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Bob Learned earned 500 total points
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Ok, now we are getting down to "brass tacks"...

Here is a reference, so I don't have to repeat it:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3231873/silverlight-converting-writeablebitmap-to-stream

Ok, so Silverlight doesn't have anything built-in to turn a WriteableBitmap into an image stream.

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I found the excellent open source ImageTools library for Silverlight, which provides encoders and decoders for JPG, BMP, GIF, and PNG.

.NET Image Tools
http://imagetools.codeplex.com/
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by:wint100
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Yes I've seen this, trouble is i'm trying to do it server side, rather than in the SL client.

Should i rethink this? The files are uploaded to the server then saved to file. A method us then run on the server to manipulate the files then save to a zip.
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by:Bob Learned
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I believe that you could achieve what you need with the System.Drawing.Bitmap class, since it supports streams, but it may not support the other processing that you need...
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Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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OK, here is the method I used to achieve this. It seems to work very well, and operates server side, just before the save to zip. I end up with 2 Files, original and new, but I delete these as soon as the newFile is saved to ZIP.
private void ReSize(string OriginalFile, string NewFile, int Width, int Height)
        {

            Bitmap imgOutput=null;
            Image imgOriginal=null;
            try
            {

                const int intMaxWidth = 1920;
                //max width 
                const int intMaxHgt = 1080;
                //max height 
                int intNewWidth = 0;
                int intNewHgt = 0;
                // new width/height 
                float sglSize = 0;
                //temp variable used when calculating new size 
                imgOriginal = default(Image);
                //holds the original image 
                imgOriginal = Image.FromFile(OriginalFile);

                if ((imgOriginal.Width / intMaxWidth) > (imgOriginal.Height / intMaxHgt))
                {
                    sglSize = imgOriginal.Width;
                    intNewWidth = intMaxWidth;
                    intNewHgt = imgOriginal.Height * (intMaxWidth / (int)sglSize);
                    if (intNewHgt > intMaxHgt)
                    {
                        intNewWidth = intNewWidth * (intMaxHgt / intNewHgt);
                        intNewHgt = intMaxHgt;
                    }
                }
                else
                {
                    sglSize = imgOriginal.Height;
                    intNewHgt = intMaxHgt;
                    intNewWidth = imgOriginal.Width * (intMaxHgt / (int)sglSize);
                    if (intNewWidth > intMaxWidth)
                    {
                        intNewHgt = intNewHgt * (intMaxWidth / intNewWidth);
                        intNewWidth = intMaxWidth;
                    }
                }

                //Create a graphics object    
                imgOutput = new Bitmap(intNewWidth, intNewHgt);
                imgOutput = (Bitmap)imgOriginal.GetThumbnailImage(intNewWidth, intNewHgt, null, IntPtr.Zero);

                Graphics gr_dest = Graphics.FromImage(imgOutput);
                //Re-draw the image to the specified height and width 
                gr_dest.DrawImage(imgOriginal, 0, 0, imgOutput.Width, imgOutput.Height);
                //imgOriginal.Dispose();
                imgOutput.Save(NewFile, imgOriginal.RawFormat);

                //Dispose of Files
                imgOutput.Dispose();
                imgOriginal.Dispose();
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                string msg = "Resize Image after Upload Error: ";
                msg += ex.Message;
                emailData(msg, "ENERGYweb Error");
                string timestamp = DateTime.Now.ToString();
                new Logger.Logger().ErrorLog(timestamp + msg);

            }
            finally
            {
                //Make sure things have been cleaned up
                if (imgOriginal != null)
                {
                    imgOriginal.Dispose();
                    imgOriginal = null;
                }
                if (imgOutput != null)
                {
                    imgOutput.Dispose();
                    imgOutput = null;
                }
            }


        }

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