With Aspose.Total for .NET, the process of exporting CGM files to PSD images within any .NET application is simple and efficient. This can be achieved in just two straightforward steps, utilizing Aspose.PDF for .NET and Aspose.Imaging for .NET Image Processing API.
To begin, using Aspose.PDF for .NET, you can export CGM files to JPEG format. Aspose.PDF for .NET provides a powerful API for working with PDF documents and offers comprehensive functionality for seamless CGM to JPEG conversion.
Once you have the JPEG image, the next step involves leveraging Aspose.Imaging for .NET. This Image Processing API allows you to convert the JPEG image to PSD format, providing excellent flexibility and control over the conversion process.
By following this two-step approach using Aspose.Total for .NET, you can effortlessly convert CGM files to PSD images within your .NET applications. Aspose.Total for .NET is a comprehensive suite of libraries that handle various file formats, including PDF, JPEG, and PSD.
Convert CGM file to PSD via .NET
Install from command line as
nuget install Aspose.Total or install directly from Package Manager Console of Visual Studio.
Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .
Convert CGM File to PSD in a Single File via C#
Using the API, you can also convert CGM file to PSD to a single image file. In order to convert all pages, you can first render your CGM document to one TIFF file and after that you can export TIFF file to PSD. You can open the input file using Document class and create Resolution, TiffSettings, & TIFF device objects. You can get a single TIFF image using Process method of TiffDevice class. Finally, you can load TIFF file using Image class and save it to PSD format using Save method.
Convert CGM to PSD With Watermark via C#
Using the API, you can also convert CGM file to PSD with watermark in your PSD document. In order to add a watermark, you can first render your CGM document to JPEG and add a watermark in it. To demonstrate the operation, you can load your converted JPEG image, add transformations using an object of Matrix class and draw a string as the watermark on the image surface using the Graphics class’ DrawString method. After adding the watermark in it, you can save the JPEG as PSD format. Below is a code example that demonstrates how to add a diagonal watermark to your document.
Convert & Rotate CGM File to PSD via C#
Using the API, you can also rotate the output PSD image as per your needs. The Image.RotateFlip method can be used to rotate the image by 90/180/270-degrees and flip the image horizontally or vertically. You can specify the type of rotation and flip to apply to the image. In order to rotate and flip the image you can load the converted JPEG image using the factory method exposed by Image class and call the Image.RotateFlip method while specifying the appropriate RotateFlipType .
Explore CGM Conversion Options with .NET
What is CGM File Format?
A Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) is a file format for 2D vector graphics, raster graphics, and text, and is defined by ISO/IEC 8632. CGM files may contain 2D vector graphics, raster graphics, and text. All aspects of the graphics can be stored, including color palettes, line widths, fonts, and text size and location. CGM files usually have a .cgm filename extension, but they may also use .cgi, .cgmz, or .cgz.CGM is a platform-independent file format, meaning that it can be used on any type of computer, regardless of the operating system. CGM files are often used for vector graphics because they can be scaled without losing quality. CGM files are also used for technical drawings, such as engineering diagrams, because they can be accurately printed at any size.CGM files can be created by a wide variety of software programs, including vector graphics editors, CAD programs, and word processors. Many programs that can export to CGM format also support importing CGM files.
What is PSD File Format?
The PSD (Photoshop Document) file format is the default file format used by Adobe Photoshop, a popular software application for graphic design and image editing. PSD files are designed to store layered images, allowing users to work with multiple elements and effects on separate layers within a single file.
PSD files are characterized by their ability to preserve complex image data, including layers, masks, blending modes, transparency, and other advanced features. This makes them highly versatile and flexible for professional graphic designers and photographers who require precise control over their creative work.
In a PSD file, each layer can contain different image elements, such as text, shapes, filters, adjustment layers, and more. This layer-based approach allows for non-destructive editing, as users can modify individual layers without affecting the rest of the image. It also enables easy editing and manipulation of specific parts of an image.
The PSD file format supports high-quality color modes, such as RGB, CMYK, and grayscale, ensuring accurate representation of colors for various output purposes, including print and web.
In addition to Adobe Photoshop, many other image editing software applications can open and edit PSD files, although some advanced features may not be fully supported. However, to retain all the layer information and effects, it is recommended to work with PSD files in Adobe Photoshop.
When the editing process is complete, PSD files can be saved in other common image file formats, such as JPEG or PNG, for sharing or web display purposes. However, it’s important to note that converting a PSD file to another format may result in the loss of layer information and other advanced features.