BitmapDataExtensionsMakeGrayscale Method

Makes this bitmapData grayscale.


Namespace: KGySoft.Drawing.Imaging
Assembly: KGySoft.Drawing.Core (in KGySoft.Drawing.Core.dll) Version: 7.0.0
public static void MakeGrayscale(
	this IReadWriteBitmapData bitmapData,
	IDitherer? ditherer = null


bitmapData  IReadWriteBitmapData
The IReadWriteBitmapData to make grayscale.
ditherer  IDitherer  (Optional)
An optional IDitherer instance to dither the result if grayscale colors cannot be represented by the PixelFormat or the current palette of the specified bitmapData. This parameter is optional.
Default value: .

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IReadWriteBitmapData. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).



This method adjusts the degree of parallelization automatically, blocks the caller, and does not support cancellation or reporting progress. Use the BeginMakeGrayscale or MakeGrayscaleAsync (in .NET Framework 4.0 and above) methods for asynchronous call and to adjust parallelization, set up cancellation and for reporting progress.

This method transforms the bitmapData in place (its original content will be overwritten). To return a new instance use the ToGrayscale extension method, which always returns a bitmap data with Format32bppArgb format, or the Clone method with a grayscale quantizer (PredefinedColorsQuantizer.Grayscale, for example).

This method calls the TransformColors method internally. See the Remarks section of the TransformColors method for more details.

If bitmapData has an indexed PixelFormat and ditherer is , then its palette entries are tried to be transformed instead of the actual pixels in the first place (if it is supported by bitmapData). To transform the colors of an indexed IBitmapData without changing the palette specify a non- ditherer. Transforming the palette is both faster and provides a better result.

The ditherer is ignored for KnownPixelFormats with more than 16 bits-per-pixel and for the Format16bppGrayScale format.

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