#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTIMGSFX_API L_INT L_DryBitmap(pBitmap, uDim, uFlags)


pointer to the bitmap handle

L_UINT uDim;

dimensions of the neighborhood in pixels

L_UINT32 uFlags;


Simulates painting an image with the watercolor dry brush technique.




Pointer to the bitmap handle that references the bitmap to be affected.


Dimensions of the neighborhood used in creating the effect (uDim x uDim), in pixels.


Reserved for future use. Must be 0.



The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


This function does not support signed data images. It returns the error code ERROR_SIGNED_DATA_NOT_SUPPORTED if a signed data image is passed to this function.

This function simulates what would happen if the image had just been painted with paints and the paints were allowed to dry. The colors become darker, with less brightness.

The effect can be controlled by specifying the size of the neighborhood that is used for calculating each pixel value.

If the bitmap has a region, the effect will be applied on the region only.

This function supports 12- and 16-bit grayscale and 48- and 64-bit color images. Support for 12- and 16-bit grayscale and 48- and 64-bit color images is available in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

This function does not support 32-bit grayscale images. It returns the error code ERROR_GRAY32_UNSUPPORTED if a 32-bit grayscale image is passed to this function.

Required DLLs and Libraries


For a listing of the exact DLLs and Libraries needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.


Win32, x64.

See Also


L_AddBitmapNoise, L_EmbossBitmap, L_MosaicBitmap, L_MotionBlurBitmap, L_OilifyBitmap, L_PosterizeBitmap, L_RemoveRedeyeBitmap, L_SolarizeBitmap, L_UnderlayBitmap, L_BumpMapBitmap, L_CubismBitmap, L_DrawStarBitmap, L_FreePlaneBendBitmap, L_FreeRadBendBitmap, L_GlassEffectBitmap, L_GlowFilterBitmap, L_LensFlareBitmap, L_LightBitmap, L_OceanBitmap, L_PlaneBendBitmap, L_PlaneBitmap, L_SampleTargetBitmap, L_TunnelBitmap, L_BendingBitmap, L_CylindricalBitmap, L_FreeHandShearBitmap, L_FreeHandWaveBitmap, L_ImpressionistBitmap, L_PixelateBitmap, L_PolarBitmap, L_PunchBitmap, L_RadialBlurBitmap, L_RadWaveBitmap, L_RippleBitmap, L_SpherizeBitmap, L_SwirlBitmap, L_WaveBitmap, L_WindBitmap, L_ZoomBlurBitmap, L_ZoomWaveBitmap, L_BricksTextureBitmap, L_CanvasBitmap, L_CloudsBitmap, L_ColoredBallsBitmap, L_DiffuseGlowBitmap, L_DisplaceMapBitmap, L_FragmentBitmap, L_HalfTonePatternBitmap, L_MaskConvolutionBitmap, L_MosaicTilesBitmap, L_OffsetBitmap, L_PerspectiveBitmap, L_PlasmaFilterBitmap, L_PointillistBitmap, L_RomanMosaicBitmap, L_VignetteBitmap, L_ZigZagBitmap, L_AdjustBitmapTint, L_ColorHalfToneBitmap


Raster Image Functions: Artistic Effects


Applying Artistic Effects


Raster Image Functions: Correcting Colors


#define MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(pFileName) TEXT("C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\LEADTOOLS Images\\")pFileName 
L_INT DryBitmapExample(L_VOID) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   BITMAPHANDLE LeadBitmap;   /* Bitmap handle for the image */ 
   /* Load a bitmap at its own bits per pixel  */ 
   nRet = L_LoadBitmap(MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("ImageProcessingDemo\\Image2.cmp")), &LeadBitmap, sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE), 0, ORDER_BGR, NULL, NULL); 
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   nRet = L_DryBitmap(&LeadBitmap, 5, 0); 
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   nRet = L_SaveBitmap(MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("Result.BMP")), &LeadBitmap, FILE_BMP, 24, 0, NULL); 
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   //free bitmap 
   return SUCCESS; 

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