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ImageFromFile Method

Load bitmap from file.

Namespace:  Accord.Imaging
Assembly:  Accord.Imaging (in Accord.Imaging.dll) Version: 3.8.0
public static Bitmap FromFile(
	string fileName
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Type: SystemString
File name to load bitmap from.

Return Value

Type: Bitmap
Returns loaded bitmap.

The method is provided as an alternative of FromFile(String) method to solve the issues of locked file. The standard .NET's method locks the source file until image's object is disposed, so the file can not be deleted or overwritten. This method workarounds the issue and does not lock the source file.

string filename = Path.Combine(basePath, "lena.pgm");

// One way to decode the image explicitly is to use
Bitmap image1 = ImageDecoder.DecodeFromFile(filename);

// However, you could also obtain the same effect using
Bitmap image2 = Accord.Imaging.Image.FromFile(filename);
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