Bitmap​Pixel​Format Bitmap​Pixel​Format Bitmap​Pixel​Format Enum


Specifies the pixel format of pixel data. Each enumeration value defines a channel ordering, bit depth, and data type.

public enum BitmapPixelFormatpublic enum BitmapPixelFormatPublic Enum BitmapPixelFormat
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


BitmapPixelFormat is used in conjunction with BitmapAlphaMode to fully describe the pixel data.

The set of pixel formats represented by BitmapPixelFormat is smaller than the set of native pixel formats that can be supported by the bitmap codecs. For example, certain codecs support 32 bit floating point values. In these cases there will be a loss in fidelity when obtaining pixel data from the bitmap.


Bgra8 Bgra8 Bgra8

The pixel format is B8G8R8A8 unsigned integer.

Gray16 Gray16 Gray16

The pixel format is 16 bpp grayscale.

Gray8 Gray8 Gray8

The pixel format is 8 bpp grayscale.

Nv12 Nv12 Nv12

The pixel format is NV12.

Rgba16 Rgba16 Rgba16

The pixel format is R16B16G16A16 unsigned integer.

Rgba8 Rgba8 Rgba8

The pixel format is R8G8B8A8 unsigned integer.

Unknown Unknown Unknown

The pixel format is unknown.

Yuy2 Yuy2 Yuy2

The pixel format is YUY2.