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The code is based on custom GDI+ class. Download the class module first and save it in gdiplus.prg file.

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  • GDI+: creating scaled copy of image file
  • GDI+: rotating images

    * an instance of gdiplusinit should be created before 
    * and released after using any of gdi+ objects
    LOCAL gdip
    gdip = CREATEOBJECT("gdiplusinit")
    * source and target files
    LOCAL cSrcFile, cDstFile
    cSrcFile = "c:\windows\forest.bmp"
    cDstFile = SYS(2023) + "\test.jpg"
    *create Image object from the source file
    LOCAL src As gdiimage
    src = CREATEOBJECT("gdiimage", cSrcFile)
    IF src.himage = 0
        ? "Could not load source image file."
    * set crop coordinates and dimensions
    LOCAL cropLeft, cropTop, cropWidth, cropHeight
    cropLeft = 10
    cropTop = 80
    cropWidth = src.imgwidth - m.cropLeft
    cropHeight = 60
    * create destination Bitmap object using crop dimensions
    LOCAL dst As gdibitmap
    dst = CREATEOBJECT("gdibitmap", m.cropWidth, m.cropHeight)
    * draw source image on the target bitmap;
    * note how coordinates and dimensions are set, -m.cropLeft, -m.cropTop,;
        src.imgwidth, src.imgheight)
    IF NOT dst.SaveToFile(cDstFile)
        ? "Could not save file", cDstFile
    * open the file using default application
        DECLARE INTEGER ShellExecute IN shell32;
            INTEGER hwnd, STRING lpOperation,;
            STRING lpFile, STRING lpParameters,; 
            STRING lpDirectory, INTEGER nShowCmd
        = ShellExecute(0, "open", cDstFile, "", "", 3)

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    1352 bytes  
    Created: 2006-05-17 17:47:28  
    Modified: 2007-03-06 18:57:02  
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    My comment:
    Initially I used the GdipDrawImageI to draw a part of the source image on target bitmap. A difference in resolutions (DPI) between them often caused dimension issues. So finally I decided to use the GdipDrawImageRectI for cropping.
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