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Convert GIF to WMF via C#

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

How to Convert GIF to WMF Using C#

In order to convert GIF to WMF, 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 WMF via C#

Developers can easily load & convert GIF files to WMF 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 WMF 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 WMF - .NET

 
  • Free App to Convert GIF to WMF

    • Select or drag and drop GIF image
    • Choose format and click Convert button
    • Click Download button to download WMF image

    Check our live demos to convert GIF to WMF

    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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    WMF What is WMF File Format

    Files with WMF extension represent Microsoft Windows Metafile (WMF) for storing vector as well as bitmap-format images data. To be more accurate, WMF belongs to the vector file format category of Graphics file formats that is device independent. Windows Graphical Device Interface (GDI) uses the functions stored in a WMF file to display an image on the screen. A more enhanced version of WMF, known as Enhanced Meta Files (EMF), was published later that makes the format more feature rich. Practically, WMF are similar to SVG.

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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)
    ICO (Windows icon)