RaterEdge .NET Imaging SDK is powerful imaging toolkits for image viewing, editing, annotating and printing available for any .NET development environments. It provides many features and image processing routines according to the latest GIF specification to meet most imaging requirement.
What is GIF?
Known as Graphics Interchange Format, GIF is bitmap image format developed by CompuServe and becomes popular for its LZW data compression. GIF has two major versions: GIF 87a and GIF 89a. GIF 87a is the original version developed in 1987, while GIF 89a is the improved version developed in 1989. Unlike GIF 87a, GIF 89a adds animation delay, transparent background colors, and storage of application-specific metadata.
For its small size and color limitation, GIF is not usually used for digital photography; however, it is well-suitable for sharp-edged line art with limited number of colors, games of low-color sprite data storting and small animations or low-resolution film clips.
- Apply lossess compression reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality
- Intrinsically supports animated images and low-resolution film clips
- Suitable for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color
- Limited to 8-bit indexed color
- Handle up to 256 distinct colors
- Unsuitable reproducing color photographs and other images with continuous color
Note: GIF processing and conversion is excluded in the standard RasterEdge .NET Imaging SDK, you may add it on with GIF Convertor or .NET GIF Convertor SDK
Viewing, Editing and Conversion
- RasterEdge .NET Imaging SDK supports Gif file formats, allowing users to view, edit and processing images with Gif format and other popular formats, such as Bitmap, Png, Gif, Tiff, PDF, MS-Word, etc.
- Gif Converter is a free image conversion toolkit developed by RasterEdge.com, which provides an easy way to convert Gif file formats into others, such as Bitmap, Png, JBIG 2, Tiff, PDF, MS-Word, etc. Besides, Visual C# and VB.NET sample codings are provided for image conversion if you want to use it in .NET development environments.
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