4 Best C# Libraries for Image Processing

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Pretty much any programming language can be used to create versatile and highly useful image processing libraries that can and are used to edit, change, distort, and process images. C# is no exception to this rule. C# is actually a great language to use for image processing because it’s so powerful. With these image processors, you can change and manipulate colors, image orientations, add filter and blend effects, change image size, and much more. If you’re looking to use an image processor built using C#, take a look at the list below to see what options are available to you:

  1. ImageProcessor

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ImageProcessor is collection of lightweight image processing libraries built using C#. ImageProcessor gives the user the ability to edit and manipulate images quickly and easily on both desktop and mobile applications. The project is open source and completely free to download, install, and use.

2. CSharp Image Library

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CSharp Image Library is an image processing library built entirely in C#. It supports jpg, png, bmp, tga, and gif image formats. It’s speedy, lightweight, and has some interesting color-related and color-splitting features.

3. Emgu CV

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Emgu CV is an open source library that uses the OpenCV library as a basis for its image processing features. It works by allowing OpenCV core functions and functionalities to be called by any .NET language (including C#). It’s written in C# and is highly portable — it’s supported on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

4. RasterEdge

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RasterEdge is a powerful library written in C# for image manipulating, processing, and modifying. With it, you can isolate regions of an image to process, you can flip or rotate an image, mirror an image, edit and change colors, play with blending and sharpness effects, and much more. The library gives you a lot of options for ways in which you can process your images.