#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTKRN_API L_INT L_DefaultDithering(uMethod)

L_UINT uMethod;

dithering method to use

Specifies the default dithering method to use when converting an image from 64, 48, 32, 24, or 16 bits per pixel to 8 bits per pixel or fewer.

Parameter Description
uMethod The dithering method to use. Valid values are:
  Value Meaning
  NO_DITHERING [0] Use no dithering.
  FLOYD_STEIN_DITHERING [1] Use the Floyd-Steinberg method.
  BURKES_DITHERING [3] Use the Burkes method.
  STUCKI_DITHERING [2] Use the Stucki method.
  SIERRA_DITHERING [4] Use the Sierra method.
  STEVENSON_ARCE_DITHERING [5] Use the Stevenson-Arce method.
  JARVIS_DITHERING [6] Use the Jarvis method.
  ORDERED_DITHERING [7] Use ordered dithering, which is faster than other methods but is lower in quality.
  CLUSTERED_DITHERING [8] Use clustered dithering.



The function was successful.

< 0

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


Some LEADTOOLS functions automatically dither an image when necessary for display. Those functions use the default dithering method that this function specifies.

For general information about dithering, refer to Color Resolution and Dithering.

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, Linux.

See Also


L_ColorResBitmap, L_CreateUserMatchTable,


L_SetUserMatchTable, L_FreeUserMatchTable


Raster Image Functions: Doing Color Expansion or Reduction


Raster Image Functions: Doing Color Space Conversions


Raster Image Functions: Palettes


Color Resolution and Dithering


Color Halftone and Halftone Images


This example sets NO_DITHERING as the default before loading a 24-bit image at 8 bits per pixel. This overrides the normal default, which is to use Floyd-Steinberg dithering.

L_INT DefaultDitheringExample(HWND          hWnd, 
                                              pBITMAPHANDLE pBitmap )  
   L_INT nRet; 
   /* Set the default dithering */ 
   nRet = L_DefaultDithering(NO_DITHERING); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   /* Load the bitmap at 8 bits per pixel */ 
   nRet = L_LoadBitmap (MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("ImageProcessingDemo\\Image3.cmp")), pBitmap, sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE), 8, 0, NULL, NULL); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   /* Update the paint palette */ 
   SendMessage (hWnd, WM_QUERYNEWPALETTE, 0, 0L); 
   return SUCCESS; 

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