SaveBitmapList Method

Saves MRC images contained in an image list to a file using the MRC LEAD, standard Proprietary T44 or PDF format.
public static void SaveBitmapList( 
   List<MrcSegmenter> segmenters, 
   List<RasterImage> images, 
   string fileName, 
   MrcImageListFormat format, 
   MrcCompressionOptions options 
Public Shared Sub SaveBitmapList( _ 
   ByVal segmenters As List(Of MrcSegmenter), _ 
   ByVal images As List(Of RasterImage), _ 
   ByVal fileName As String, _ 
   ByVal format As MrcImageListFormat, _ 
   ByVal options As MrcCompressionOptions _ 
static void SaveBitmapList(  
   List<MrcSegmenter^>^ segmenters, 
   List<RasterImage^>^ images, 
   String^ fileName, 
   MrcImageListFormat format, 
   MrcCompressionOptions options 


List of MrcSegmenter objects.

List of images to be saved.

Output file name.

Output file format.

Structure that contains the compression information to use when saving the file.


This method is available in the Document/Medical toolkits. Use this method to save a list of images as a:

  • TIF file using the Standard T44 format (if the format parameter is set to MrcT44Tif).
  • TIF file with a LEAD MRC subtype format (if the format parameter is set to MrcTif).
  • Multipage PDF using segmentation capabilities (if the format parameter is set to MrcPdf).

If format parameter is set to MrcT44Tif or MrcTif, *.TIF is the default file extension. If format parameter is set to MrcPdf, *.PDF is the default file extension. Use this method to save a list of images as a TIF file with a Standard T44 subtype format, LEAD MRC subtype format, or PDF file, based on the LEAD segmentation technique, if you want to:

  • Take advantage of the greater number of different segment types available when using the proprietary format.
  • Create smaller files than would be possible by saving them to the Standard T44 format.
  • Create higher quality files than would be possible by saving them to the Standard T44 format.

All formats supported by this method generate multipage files (TIF, or PDF). The number of pages in the file is the number of images in the list, whichever is smaller. Use the SaveImageT44, or SaveImage methods to save a single image or to append, inset overwrite to already existing TIF file. It is best to perform segmentation for all images in the list before calling this method. Segmentation can be performed automatically by calling the SegmentImage method, or performed manually by calling the AddSegment method. When using this method, segments can be any value of the MrcSegmentType enumeration values. The SegmentImage method maps the text, grayscale and picture segments into layers (mask, background and foreground layers) as defined in the NLS* model of the T.44 standard. A segment is a rectangular area on the image that can be classified as text, grayscale, or picture, depending on the number of colors used in its area. The Mixed Raster Content (MRC) format was developed by the International Telecommunications Union as part of ITU-T Recommendation T.44. If the options parameter is empty, then the method will use Fax G4 compression for the mask layer (1-bit), JPEG compression for the 24 bit image segments and 2 for the quality factor, JPEG compression for the 8 bit grayscale segments and 2 for the quality factor, and JBIG compression for the 2 bit text and 2 bit grayscale segments. For more information, refer to MrcCompressionOptions. Note that the Grayscale2BitCoder, the Grayscale8BitCoder, and the Grayscale8BitFactor properties of the MrcCompressionOptions structure are used only with the MrcTif formats. The Text2BitCoder property of the MrcCompressionOptions structure is used with the MrcTif and MrcPdf formats only. For more information, refer to Programming with LEADTOOLS MRC.

using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Mrc; 
private MrcSegmenter MrcListSegmentation(RasterImage image) 
   MrcSegmentImageOptions segmentImageOptions = MrcSegmentImageOptions.Empty; 
   segmentImageOptions.CleanSize = 5; 
   segmentImageOptions.SegmentQuality = 50; 
   segmentImageOptions.ColorThreshold = 25; 
   segmentImageOptions.BackgroundThreshold = 10; 
   segmentImageOptions.CombineThreshold = 75; 
   segmentImageOptions.Flags = MrcSegmentImageFlags.FavorOneBit | MrcSegmentImageFlags.SegmentWithBackground; 
   RasterColor backColor = new RasterColor(255, 255, 255); 
   RasterColor foreColor = new RasterColor(0, 0, 0); 
   MrcSegmenter mrcSegmenter = new MrcSegmenter(image, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White), RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.Black)); 
   mrcSegmenter.SegmentImage(image, segmentImageOptions); 
   return mrcSegmenter; 
public void SaveBitmapListExample() 
   // Load an image 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
   codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = true; 
   RasterImage image1 = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MRCSegmentation.mrc")); 
   // Load an image 
   RasterImage image2 = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MRCSegmentation.mrc")); 
   MrcSegmenter segmenter1 = MrcListSegmentation(image1); 
   MrcSegmenter segmenter2 = MrcListSegmentation(image2); 
   MrcSegmenter segmenter3 = (MrcSegmenter)segmenter2.Clone(); 
   List<MrcSegmenter> segmenterList = new List<MrcSegmenter>(); 
   MrcSegmenter[] segmenterArray = new MrcSegmenter[3]; 
   segmenterList.CopyTo(segmenterArray, 0); 
   List<RasterImage> imageList = new List<RasterImage>(); 
   int index; 
   for (index = 0; index < 3; index++) 
      if (segmenterList.Contains(segmenterArray[index])) 
         switch (segmenterList.IndexOf(segmenterArray[index])) 
            case 0: 
            case 1: 
            case 2: 
               // Remove the last segmenter from the segmenter array... 
   MrcCompressionOptions compressionOptions = new MrcCompressionOptions(); 
   compressionOptions.MaskCoder = MrcMaskCompression.FaxG31D; 
   compressionOptions.PictureCoder = MrcPictureCompression.Jpeg; 
   compressionOptions.PictureQualityFactor = 10; 
   compressionOptions.Text2BitCoder = MrcTextCompression2BitCoder.Gif2Bit; 
   compressionOptions.Grayscale2BitCoder = MrcGrayscaleCompression2BitCoder.Jbig2; 
   compressionOptions.Grayscale8BitCoder = MrcGrayscaleCompression8BitCoder.GrayscaleCmw; 
   compressionOptions.Grayscale8BitFactor = 2; 
   // Save the two segmenters 
   MrcSegmenter.SaveBitmapList(segmenterList, imageList, Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "SaveBitmapListResult.mrc"), MrcImageListFormat.MrcTif, compressionOptions); 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images"; 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Mrc 
Private Function MrcListSegmentation(ByVal image As RasterImage) As MrcSegmenter 
   Dim segmentImageOptions As MrcSegmentImageOptions = MrcSegmentImageOptions.Empty 
   segmentImageOptions.CleanSize = 5 
   segmentImageOptions.SegmentQuality = 50 
   segmentImageOptions.ColorThreshold = 25 
   segmentImageOptions.BackgroundThreshold = 10 
   segmentImageOptions.CombineThreshold = 75 
   segmentImageOptions.Flags = MrcSegmentImageFlags.FavorOneBit Or MrcSegmentImageFlags.SegmentWithBackground 
   Dim backColor As RasterColor = New RasterColor(255, 255, 255) 
   Dim foreColor As RasterColor = New RasterColor(0, 0, 0) 
   Dim mrcSegmenter As MrcSegmenter = New MrcSegmenter(image, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White), RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.Black)) 
   mrcSegmenter.SegmentImage(image, segmentImageOptions) 
   Return mrcSegmenter 
End Function 
Public Sub SaveBitmapListExample() 
   ' Load an image 
   Dim codecs As RasterCodecs = New RasterCodecs() 
   codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = True 
   Dim image1 As RasterImage = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MRCSegmentation.mrc")) 
   ' Load an image 
   Dim image2 As RasterImage = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MRCSegmentation.mrc")) 
   Dim segmenter1 As MrcSegmenter = MrcListSegmentation(image1) 
   Dim segmenter2 As MrcSegmenter = MrcListSegmentation(image2) 
   Dim segmenter3 As MrcSegmenter = CType(segmenter2.Clone(), MrcSegmenter) 
   Dim segmenterList As List(Of MrcSegmenter) = New List(Of MrcSegmenter)() 
   Dim segmenterArray As MrcSegmenter() = New MrcSegmenter(2) {} 
   segmenterList.CopyTo(segmenterArray, 0) 
   Dim imageList As List(Of RasterImage) = New List(Of RasterImage)() 
   Dim index As Integer 
   For index = 0 To 2 
      If segmenterList.Contains(segmenterArray(index)) Then 
         Select Case segmenterList.IndexOf(segmenterArray(index)) 
            Case 0 
            Case 1 
            Case 2 
               ' Remove the last segmenter from the segmenter array... 
         End Select 
      End If 
   Next index 
   Dim compressionOptions As MrcCompressionOptions = New MrcCompressionOptions() 
   compressionOptions.MaskCoder = MrcMaskCompression.FaxG31D 
   compressionOptions.PictureCoder = MrcPictureCompression.Jpeg 
   compressionOptions.PictureQualityFactor = 10 
   compressionOptions.Text2BitCoder = MrcTextCompression2BitCoder.Gif2Bit 
   compressionOptions.Grayscale2BitCoder = MrcGrayscaleCompression2BitCoder.Jbig2 
   compressionOptions.Grayscale8BitCoder = MrcGrayscaleCompression8BitCoder.GrayscaleCmw 
   compressionOptions.Grayscale8BitFactor = 2 
   ' Save the two segmenters 
   MrcSegmenter.SaveBitmapList(segmenterList, imageList, Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "SaveBitmapListResult.mrc"), MrcImageListFormat.MrcTif, compressionOptions) 
End Sub 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const ImagesDir As String = "C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images" 
End Class 

Target Platforms

Help Version 21.0.2021.7.2
Products | Support | Contact Us | Intellectual Property Notices
© 1991-2021 LEAD Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Leadtools.Mrc Assembly
Products | Support | Contact Us | Intellectual Property Notices
© 1991-2021 LEAD Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.