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Convert GIF to DICOM via C#

Transform GIF into DICOM using native .NET APIs without needing any image editor or 3rd-party libraries.

How to Convert GIF to DICOM Using C#

In order to convert GIF to DICOM, we’ll use Aspose.Imaging for .NET API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use image manipulation and conversion API for C# platform. Open NuGet package manager, search for Aspose.Imaging and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Imaging

Steps to Convert GIF to DICOM via C#

Developers can easily load & convert GIF files to DICOM in just a few lines of code.

  • Load GIF file with Image.Load method
  • Create & set the instance of required subclass of ImageOptionsBase (e.g. BmpOptions, PngOptions, etc.)
  • Call the Image.Save method
  • Pass file path with DICOM extension & object of ImageOptionsBase class

System Requirements

Before running the conversion example code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Windows Application, ASP.NET Web Application.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.Imaging for .NET referenced in your project.
 

Convert GIF to DICOM - .NET

 
  • Aspose.Imaging API is an image processing solution to create, modify, draw or convert images (photos) within applications. It offers: cross-platform Image processing, including but not limited to conversions between various image formats (including uniform multi-page or multi-frame image processing), modifications such as drawing, working with graphic primitives, transformations (resize, crop, flip&rotate, binarization, grayscale, adjust), advanced image manipulation features (filtering, dithering, masking, deskewing), and memory optimization strategies. It’s a standalone library and does not depend on any software for image operations. One can easily add high-performance image conversion features with native APIs within projects. These are 100% private on-premise APIs and images are processed at your servers.

    Convert GIFs via Online App

    Convert GIF to DICOM documents by visiting our Live Demos website. The live demo has the following benefits

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write any code
      Just upload your GIF files and hit "Convert" button
      Instantly get the download link for the resultant file

    GIF What is GIF File Format

    A GIF or Graphical Interchange Format is a type of highly compressed image. Owned by Unisys, GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm that does not degrade the image quality. For each image GIF typically allow up to 8 bits per pixel and up to 256 colours are allowed across the image. In contrast to a JPEG image, which can display up to 16 million colours and fairly touches the limits of the human eye. Back when the internet emerged, GIFs remained the best choice because they required low bandwidth and compatible for the graphics that consume solid areas of colour. An animated GIF combines numerous images or frames into a single file and displays them in a sequence to generate an animated clip or a short video. The colour limitations are up to 256 for each frame and are likely to be the least suitable for reproducing other images and photographs with colour gradient.

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    DICOM What is DICOM File Format

    DICOM is the acronym for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine and pertains to the field of Medical Informatics. DICOM is the combination of file format definition and a network communications protocol. DICOM uses the .DCM extension. .DCM exist in two different formats i.e. format 1.x and format 2.x. DCM Format 1.x is further available in two versions normal and extended. DICOM is used for the integration of medical imaging devices like printers, servers, scanners etc from various vendors and also contains identification data of each patient for uniqueness. DICOM files can be shared between two parties if they are capable of receiving image data in DICOM format. The communication part of DICOM is application layer protocol and uses TCP/IP to communicate between entities. HTTP and HTTPS protocols are used for the web services of DICOM. Versions supported by web services are 1.0, 1.1, 2 or later.

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    Other Supported Conversions

    Using C#, one can easily convert different formats including.

    BMP (Bitmap Picture)
    DICOM (Digital Imaging & Communications)
    EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
    JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
    JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
    JP2 (JPEG 2000)
    J2K (Wavelet Compressed Image)
    PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
    JPEG2000 (JPEG 2000)
    APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics)
    PSD (Photoshop Document)
    DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format,)
    SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
    TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
    WEBP (Raster Web Image)
    WMF (Microsoft Windows Metafile)
    PDF (Portable Document Format (PDF))
    HTML (HTML5 Canvas)
    EMZ (Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile)
    WMZ (Compressed Windows Media Player Skin)
    TGA (Targa Graphic)
    SVGZ (Compressed version of Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) file.)
    CANVAS (HTML5 Canvas)