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Save(RasterImage,Stream,long,RasterImageFormat,int) Method

Saves the specified image to a stream using an offset within to begin saving.
public long Save( 
   RasterImage image, 
   Stream stream, 
   long offset, 
   RasterImageFormat format, 
   int bitsPerPixel 
Public Overloads Function Save( _ 
   ByVal image As RasterImage, _ 
   ByVal stream As Stream, _ 
   ByVal offset As Long, _ 
   ByVal format As RasterImageFormat, _ 
   ByVal bitsPerPixel As Integer _ 
) As Long 
int64 Save(  
   RasterImage^ image, 
   Stream^ stream, 
   int64 offset, 
   RasterImageFormat format, 
   int bitsPerPixel 


The RasterImage object that holds the image data.

A Stream where the image data will be saved.

The offset within the specified stream to embed the saved image file. For example, if you specify 5, then 5 bytes of other data will precede the embedded file.

The output file format. For valid values, Summary of All Supported File Formats.

Resulting file's pixel depth. Note that not all bits per pixel are available to all file formats. For valid values, refer to Summary of All Supported File Formats. If bitsPerPixel is 0, the image will be stored using the closet bits/pixel value supported by that format. For example, if a file format supports 1, 4, and 24 bits/pixel, and RasterImage.BitsPerPixel is 5, the file will be stored as 24 bit. Likewise, if RasterImage.BitsPerPixel is 2, the file will be stored as 4 bit.

Return Value

The size of the embedded image file in bytes.


You can use this method to embed an image file in another file.

If the output file format supports multipage, all the pages in image will be saved to the file.

If the image is 8 bits per pixel or greater, use a compressed format to save disk space.

If the image is 1-bit per pixel, use the LEAD 1-bit format or a CCITT Group 3 or 4 format to save disk space.

If the image has a region, the region stored in the image will be saved when image is saved as one of the TIFF file formats. For more information, refer to Saving A Region. Note, however, that the ability to save a region inside a TIFF file must be unlocked. This requires a Document Imaging or Document Imaging toolkit.

Only TIFF and DICOM file formats are capable of saving images that have been window-leveled. Images can be window-leveled by calling RasterImage.WindowLevel and specifying RasterWindowLevelMode.PaintAndProcessing, by using the WindowLevelCommand or by loading an image from a file format that supports Window Leveling. If a window-leveled image is saved as any other file format, the image data will be converted before being saved. For more information, refer to Saving Window-Leveled Images.

Use the CodecsSaveOptions class to set up other save options parameters before calling this method.

Use FormatSupportsMultipageSave to determine if the format supports saving into a multipage file.

Use the SaveImage event to provide progress feedback or to set or modify the saved image data.

This method supports signed data images, but only DICOM and TIFF formats support signed data. This method will throw an exception if you attempt to save a signed image to a format other than DICOM or TIFF.

In LEADTOOLS version 17 and up, when saving a colored image (such as a 24-bits per pixel image) to bitonal (1-bit per pixel), the RasterCodecs object will not use any dithering when converting the image data. This is done because dithering is not the recommended when converting colored images containing text for document processing such as OCR and Barcode. The resulting text will be fuzzy and hard for a recognition engine to process. To save a colored image as bitonal with Floyd-Stein dithering (the behavior of LEADTOOLS 16.5 and earlier) use CodecsSaveOptions.UseImageDitheringMethod along with RasterImage.DitheringMethod as illustrated below:

// 'codecs' is the RasterCodecs to use when saving 
// 'image' is a colored RasterImage object 
// Setup FloydStein dithering: 
codecs.Options.Save.UseImageDitheringMethod = true; 
image.DitheringMethod = RasterDitheringMethod.FloydStein; 
// Save the image as 1-bpp with auto-dithering: 
codecs.Save(image, fileName, RasterImageFormat.Tif, 1); 

For information about quality factors, refer to Compression Quality Factors.


This example will save an image to a stream before loading it back.

using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color; 
using Leadtools.Svg; 
public void SaveStream3Example() 
	RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
	string srcFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Image1.cmp"); 
	string destFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Image1_SaveStream3.bin"); 
	// Load the source image 
	RasterImage image = codecs.Load(srcFileName); 
	// Create a memory stream 
	MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(); 
	// Save this image to the stream after the header 
	Console.WriteLine("Saving the image"); 
	long position = codecs.Save(image, ms, 0, RasterImageFormat.Cmp, 24); 
	Console.WriteLine("{0} bytes saved to the stream"); 
	// Save the stream to a file 
	using (FileStream fs = File.Create(destFileName)) 
	// Make sure the saved file works 
	// Save the image into disk 
	Console.WriteLine("Loading the file back"); 
	image = codecs.Load(destFileName); 
	// Clean up 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images"; 

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