Converting a BMP Image to a PNG Image

To save an image to a disk file, call the Save method of the Image class. The following console application loads a BMP image from a disk file, converts the image to the PNG format, and saves the converted image to a new disk file. The main function relies on the helper function GetEncoderClsid, which is shown in Retrieving the Class Identifier for an Encoder.

#include <windows.h>
#include <gdiplus.h>
#include <stdio.h>
using namespace Gdiplus;

INT GetEncoderClsid(const WCHAR* format, CLSID* pClsid);  // helper function

INT main()
   // Initialize GDI+.
   GdiplusStartupInput gdiplusStartupInput;
   ULONG_PTR gdiplusToken;
   GdiplusStartup(&gdiplusToken, &gdiplusStartupInput, NULL);

   CLSID   encoderClsid;
   Status  stat;
   Image*   image = new Image(L"Bird.bmp");

   // Get the CLSID of the PNG encoder.
   GetEncoderClsid(L"image/png", &encoderClsid);

   stat = image->Save(L"Bird.png", &encoderClsid, NULL);

   if(stat == Ok)
      printf("Bird.png was saved successfully\n");
      printf("Failure: stat = %d\n", stat); 

   delete image;
   return 0;