Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction SDK Libraries

LEADTOOLS provides a variety of image processing functions to expand and reduce image color counts and bit depth for .NET (C#, VB, Core, Xamarin, UWP), C, C++, iOS, macOS, Linux, Java, and web developers. These functions can be used to convert images between color, grayscale, or black and white, while preserving visual quality with various dithering algorithms.

Image processing library that supports image color and bit depth

Image Color and Bit Depth

The LEADTOOLS image processing SDK libraries include several functions to expand or reduce the bit depth of an image. Several dithering methods are available or you can create custom image dithering methods. Below are some of the color and bit depth image processing functions available in the LEADTOOLS SDK libraries:

Color Dithering Methods

Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction Development Made Easy

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LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting — eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. This leaves you free to focus on other components of your application. Download the evaluation and start coding to get an idea of how much more streamlined your development will be using LEADTOOLS.

Cross platform libraries

Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Projects that use LEADTOOLS Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction libraries can be deployed to web browsers, Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux devices.

Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction SDK libraries are available for

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Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction libraries for Windows, Linux, and macOS as well as all LEADTOOLS Recognition, Document, Medical, Vector, and Imaging technologies for all development and target platforms.

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Online Demo Application that include Image Color and Bit-Depth Expansion and Reduction SDK Libraries


HTML5/JavaScript Image Processing

Apply some of the image processing functions offered in LEADTOOLS. LEADTOOLS provides more the 200 image processing functions and only a small subset is shown in this interactive demonstration:

  • Flip
  • Histogram Equalize
  • Auto Color Level
  • Invert

Mobile Demo App

The LEADTOOLS Image Processing app applies filters and effects to images loaded from your media library or captured using your camera.