Windows Metafile Formats (WMF and EMF)

The Windows Metafile (WMF and EMF) formats are vector formats that may or may not also contain a raster image.

EMF/WMF Vector files can be read and written as raster images in the Imaging Pro toolkits. They can be read and written as vector images in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

File constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
FILE_WMF Yes Yes [15] Windows Metafile.
FILE_EMF Yes Yes [116] Windows Enhanced Metafile.

When WMF and EMF files are rasterized, they are either 8 or 24 BPP.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object Load Save
Arc Supported Supported
Background color and mode Supported Supported
Chord Supported Supported
Circle Supported Supported
Color Supported Supported
Ellipse Supported Supported
HPolyBezier Supported Supported
Lines Supported Supported
Pie Supported Supported
PolyBezier Supported Supported
PolyDraw Supported Supported
Polygons Supported Supported
Polyline Supported Supported
Raster Supported Supported
Rectangle Supported Supported
Round Rectangle Restricted Support Restricted Support
Spline Supported Supported
Text Supported Supported
Text(Color and Font Type) Supported Supported
Vertex Supported Supported

Required DLL: LFWMF. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Note: When working with LEADTOOLS annotations (rather than image files), you can save the annotations as WMF or EMF files containing vector graphics that can be used in other applications.

Related Formats: CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile, CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DWG - DWG Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, [EMF -Windows Metafile Formats, GBR - Gerber Format, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document FormatPS - PostScript Document FormatRTF - Rich Text Format, SHP - ESRI Shape FormatSVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, VEC - LEADTOOLS Vector Dump Format, VPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, NAP - North American Presentation Layer Protocol Syntax (NAPLPS), MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format

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