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When converting an Image to 8bpp there are vertical lines in result.
The Code used is,

static Bitmap To8bpp(Bitmap original)
            int width = original.Width;
            int height = original.Height;
            Bitmap result = new Bitmap(width, height);
            for (int x = 0; x < width; x++)
                for (int y = 0; y < height; y++)
                    Color color = original.GetPixel(x, y);
                    result.SetPixel(x, y, color);
            Rectangle rectangle = new Rectangle(0, 0, width, height);
            PixelFormat pixelFormat = PixelFormat.Format8bppIndexed;
            BitmapData bitmapData = result.LockBits(rectangle, ImageLockMode.ReadOnly, result.PixelFormat);
            Bitmap bitmap = new Bitmap(width * 4, height, bitmapData.Stride, pixelFormat, bitmapData.Scan0);
            return bitmap;

What I have tried:

For whatever reason there are vertical lines in the resulting image. I have tried googling the reason for this with no success in explaining why this is occurring. If anyone understands what's happening here or knows of a good link that could better explain this would be great. Any help in this matter is highly appreciated.
Updated 30-Jan-23 8:24am

1 solution

I did a quick Google Search: c# gdi+ image to 8bpp[^]

Found this: GDI+ Error converting 24bpp JPG to 8bpp Indexed format (PNG or GIF)[^]

Which then pointed to this: C# - Loading an indexed color image file correctly[^] with a working solution.

I have not tried the solution, so I can't confirm that it will work. However, it appears like a valid solution. If not, there are other discussions on this which appear to be a common issue that is resolvable.
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charles henington 30-Jan-23 14:27pm    
Thanks, yes I've read these, I can convert the image to 8bpp but I was curious to why there are vertical lines in the output image.

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