#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTFIL_API L_INT L_SetMarkers(hMarkers, uFlags)

L_VOID* hMarkers;

marker handle

L_UINT uFlags;

flags that determine function behavior

Sets the metadata markers to be used in the current thread.




Handle to a collection of metadata markers. This handle is created by either the L_LoadMarkers function or the L_CreateMarkers function. This handle can reference Exif and/or GPS comments, a small Exif stamp, a bigger wireless stamp, audio data and whatever else was in the original file.


The markers referenced by this handle will replace the markers previously set using L_SetMarkers.


Pass NULL to clear any markers previously set by L_SetMarkers.


Reserved for future use. Pass 0.



The function was successful.

< 1

An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


All save operations performed in this thread will use these markers until L_SetMarkers is called again.

A copy of these markers will be used, so you can delete hMarkers when L_SetMarkers returns.

Comments set with L_SetComment will take precedence over any comments contained in the markers.

Tags set with L_SetTag will take precedence over any user-defined tags contained in the markers.

If the L_SaveXXX function is instructed to save a stamp, the stamp will be regenerated from the bitmap and will override whatever Exif stamp is present in the markers.

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_CreateMarkers, L_LoadMarkers, L_SaveBitmap, L_SaveBitmapBuffer, L_SaveBitmapList, L_SaveBitmapMemory, L_SaveBitmapWithLayers, L_SaveFile, L_SaveFileBuffer, L_SaveFileMemory, L_SaveFileOffset, L_SaveFileTile


Raster Image Functions: Markers


Working with Markers


This example lets you modify a file and preserve all its metadata, comments and audio. Keep in mind this will not save any stamp. If you want to save a stamp, modify the L_SaveBitmap call and tell it to save a stamp. That will make L_SaveBitmap regenerate a new stamp so it matches the modified image.

L_INT SetMarkersExample(L_TCHAR * pszFile) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   HANDLE hMetadata; 
   // load metadata info 
   nRet = L_LoadMarkers(pszFile, &hMetadata, 0); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // load the bitmap 
   nRet = L_LoadBitmap(pszFile, &Bitmap, sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE), 0, ORDER_RGB, NULL, NULL); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // modify the bitmap. In this case, flip it 
   nRet = L_FlipBitmap(&Bitmap); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // set the metadata markers so they are used in the next save 
   nRet = L_SetMarkers(hMetadata, 0); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // save the file  
   nRet = L_SaveBitmap(MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("FlippedFile.jpg")), &Bitmap, FILE_EXIF_JPEG, 0, 50, NULL); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // reset the markers so they are not used for the next save 
   nRet = L_SetMarkers(NULL, 0); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   // free memory containing the metadata 
   nRet = L_FreeMarkers(hMetadata); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 

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