L_CloudsBitmap

#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTIMGSFX_API L_INT L_CloudsBitmap(pBitmap, uSeed, uFrequency, uDensity, uOpacity, cBackColor, crCloudsColor, uFlags)

pBITMAPHANDLE pBitmap;

pointer to the bitmap handle

L_UINT uSeed;

randomization factor

L_UINT uFrequency;

number of clouds

L_UINT uDensity;

cloud density

L_UINT uOpacity;

transparency percentage

COLORREF cBackColor;

background color

COLORREF crCloudsColor;

cloud's color

L_UINT uFlags;

flags

Applies cloud effects to a bitmap.

Parameter Description
pBitmap Pointer to the bitmap handle that references the bitmap on which to apply the effect.
uSeed Seed value that controls the cloud creation process. Possible values are those values that are 0 or greater.
uFrequency Number of clouds inside the image. Valid values range from 0 to 16. The value of 0 means no clouds texture will be created, while the value of 16 means the maximum concentration of the clouds.
uDensity Value that indicates the detail in the cloud. Possible values range from 0 to 16. The value of 0 means no clouds texture will be created., while the value of 16 means the maximum detailed texture in the clouds. Use larger values to increase the detail in the clouds, smaller values for blurring.
uOpacity Value that indicates the transparency, in percent, between the cloud's image and the original image. Possible values range from 0 to 100. This parameter is used if the CLD_OPACITY or CLD_DIFFERENCE flag is set. A value of 0 indicates that no clouds are being used and a value of 100 represents a mix of clouds and image.
cBackColor The COLORREF value that specifies the fill color for the areas outside the cloud. You can specify a COLORREF value, such as the return value of the Windows RGB macro, or you can use the PALETTEINDEX macro to specify a palette color.
crCloudsColor The COLORREF value that specifies the fill color for the cloud. You can specify a COLORREF value, such as the return value of the Windows RGB macro, or you can use the PALETTEINDEX macro to specify a palette color.
uFlags Flag that specifies how to apply the effect. Possible values are:
  Value Meaning
  CLD_PURE [0x0000] Create a pure cloud texture.
  CLD_DIFFERENCE [0x0001] Apply the difference between the created cloud texture and the original image.
  CLD_OPACITY [0x0002] Combine the cloud colors with the colors of the original image by using the uOpacity value.

Returns

SUCCESS

The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.

Comments

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.

The uSeed parameter allows you to change the shape of the cloud effect. The clouds are created using a pseudo-random process based on the value of the uSeed parameter. Each uSeed parameter value produces a different cloud effect from the other uSeed parameter values.

Use the CLD_PURE flag to create a bitmap of the cloud effect by itself.

When using the CLD_OPACITY flag, if the opacity is 0, the resulting pixel value relies entirely on the value of the original pixel. As the opacity increases to 100, the value of the cloud pixel has an increasing effect on the resulting pixel value.

When using the CLD_DIFFERENCE flag, if the opacity is 0, the resulting pixel value is just the absolute difference between the original pixel value and the cloud pixel value. As the opacity increases, the resulting pixel value is increasingly affected by an additional factor related to the absolute difference.

For an example, click here

This function can process the whole image or a region of the image. If a bitmap has a region, the effect is applied only to the region.

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.

To update a status bar or detect a user interrupt during execution of this function, Refer to L_SetStatusCallback.

Use this function in order to use Perlin equations to generate pseudo-random noise, and then procedurally transform that noise into a cloud-like texture. This function applies equations to the Perlin noise that are different than those used by the L_PerlinBitmap function.

Use the L_AddBitmapNoise function in order to add random noise to a bitmap.

Use the L_PerlinBitmap function to use a pseudo-random number generator in order to create a Perlin noise, and then procedurally transform that noise into a texture. Depending on the flags that are set, the texture can be saved as a bitmap by itself, or the texture can be combined with another bitmap. For more information, refer to Using the L_PerlinBitmap function.

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

LTIMGSFX

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

Platforms

Win32, x64.

See Also

Functions:

L_AddBitmapNoise, L_EmbossBitmap, L_MosaicBitmap, L_MotionBlurBitmap, L_OilifyBitmap, L_PosterizeBitmap, L_RemoveRedeyeBitmap, L_SolarizeBitmap, L_UnderlayBitmap, L_BumpMapBitmap, L_CubismBitmap, L_DryBitmap, 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

Topics:

Raster Image Functions: Artistic Effects

 

Applying Artistic Effects

Example

Apply the difference clouds effect, with white background and black foreground clouds

L_INT CloudsBitmapExample(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\\Image1.jpg")), &LeadBitmap, sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE), 0, ORDER_BGRORGRAY, NULL, NULL);    
   if(nRet !=SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   nRet = L_CloudsBitmap(&LeadBitmap, 1000, 4, 10, 10, RGB(255,255,255), RGB(0,0,0), CLD_DIFFERENCE); 
   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  
   if(LeadBitmap.Flags.Allocated)   
      L_FreeBitmap(&LeadBitmap);   
   return SUCCESS; 
} 

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