Dither PNG images via C#
Build your own .NET apps to Dither PNG image files using server-side APIs
How to Dither PNG Files Using C#
Efficiently optimizing images for web placement is crucial for ensuring a smooth user experience. One approach to such optimization involves reducing the image’s color palette, thereby decreasing its file size and improving page load times. However, to prevent the disruption of smooth color gradients and the emergence of sharp boundaries in monochromatic areas, it’s essential to employ the image-smoothing function, known as dithering. This technique allows you to introduce a controlled amount of "noise" to an image or photograph, which, in turn, has a positive effect by smoothing out transitions within the color field and enhancing the image’s overall visual appeal. In order to Dither PNG files, 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 Dither PNG via C#
You need the aspose.imaging.dll to try the following workflow in your own environment.
- load PNG files with Image.Load method;
- dither image;
- save dithered image to disc in the supported by Aspose.Imaging format.
Aspose.Imaging for .NET is supported on all major operating systems. Just 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.
Dither PNG images - .NET
About Aspose.Imaging for .NET APIAspose.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.
Dither PNG via Online App
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PNG What is PNG File Format
PNG, Portable Network Graphics, refers to a type of raster image file format that use loseless compression. This file format was created as a replacement of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and has no copyright limitations. However, PNG file format does not support animations. PNG file format supports loseless image compression that makes it popular among its users. With the passage of time, PNG has evolved as one of the mostly used image file format. Almost all Operating Systems have support for opening PNG files. For example, Microsoft Windows viewer has the capability to open PNG files as the OS has by default the support available as part of installation.Read More
Other Supported Dither Formats
Using C#, one can easily Dither different formats including: