Issue saving - Composite changes not persisted.

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Issue saving - Composite changes not persisted.

Post by heh3d »

Hello, Please forgive me if I'm missing something obvious but I've been banging my head against a problem in
If I run a Composite with CopyAlpha across an image and a black/white mask, I can correctly show the image in a picture box in a dummy Winform app, but can't seem to save the changes. On save or output to stream etc. I just get back the original image. Maybe I need to flatten or something but I can't figure it out.

Consider the following sample winform with a picturebox control and a button:

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  private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string path = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop);
            MagickImage image = new MagickImage(path + @"\testimage.jpg");
            MagickImage mask = new MagickImage(path + @"\testimage_mask.jpg");

            //Remove everything that isn't the mask
            image.Composite(mask, ImageMagick.CompositeOperator.CopyAlpha);

            //Perfect! picture box shows correctly croppedimage.
            pictureBox1.Image = image.ToBitmap();

            //However, when I output Write to file, or even to bitmap and then save afterward, the _original_ file unmodified by the Composite is saved.
            image.Write(path + @"\output.jpg");
            image.ToBitmap().Save(path + @"\output_2.jpg", System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg);
Incidentally, the same thing happens if I write to stream, or open the ToBitmap() output with other image type constructors etc.

Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Issue saving - Composite changes not persisted.

Post by dlemstra »

You are saving the image as a JPG. This format has no transparency.
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Re: Issue saving - Composite changes not persisted.

Post by snibgo »

PNG, like most formats, has transparency. JPEG, and TIFF with JPEG compression, has none. GIF has only binary transparency (each pixel is either fully opaque or fully transparent).
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