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Remove #Grey from an image using C# #ImageProcessing

April 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Image processing in C# is surprisingly fast, and not too difficult. Here is a simple example of how to remove greys from an image, an extract only colour.

Firstly, a pure Grey is one defined as a colour where the Red, Green, and blue component are exactly equal. This spans the spectrum from White (all 255), to Black (all 0). In natural photographs, then the Grey may not be exactly pure, with small variations in the colour components.

So, lets see the core processing code:

public static byte[] PreprocessStep(byte[] input)
Stream sInput = new MemoryStream(input);
var imgEasy = Bitmap.FromStream(sInput) as Bitmap;
var img2dEasy = new Color[imgEasy.Width, imgEasy.Height];
for (int i = 0; i < imgEasy.Width; i++)
for (int j = 0; j < imgEasy.Height; j++)
Color pixel = imgEasy.GetPixel(i, j);

// Preprocessing
if (pixel.R == pixel.G && pixel.B == pixel.G)
// Convert all greys to white.
pixel = Color.White;

img2dEasy[i, j] = pixel;

var imgOut = new Bitmap(imgEasy.Width, imgEasy.Height);
for (int i = 0; i < imgEasy.Width; i++)
for (int j = 0; j < imgEasy.Height; j++)
imgOut.SetPixel(i, j, img2dEasy[i, j]);
var stream = new MemoryStream();
imgOut.Save(stream, ImageFormat.Png);
var bytes = stream.ToArray();
return bytes;

This accepts an image as a byte array, and outputs a byte array in PNG format. by accepting and returning a byte array, it makes it more “pluggable” into different inputs and outputs, like Files, HTTP streams etc.

Here’s how to use it with an input and output file.

static void Main(string[] args)
var strExePath = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory;
var strEasyImage = strExePath + “il_570xN.1036233188_neqb.jpg”;
var sIn = new FileStream(strEasyImage,FileMode.Open);
var br = new BinaryReader(sIn);
var bIn = br.ReadBytes((int)sIn.Length);
var bOut = PreprocessStep(bIn);
var sOut = new FileStream(strExePath + “flower.png”,FileMode.Create);


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April 10, 2017 Leave a comment


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#Finnish Car registration #API now supports Commercial vehicles and Motorbikes

April 4, 2017 Leave a comment


The Finnish API for Car registrations; which you can access at now supports both all types of vehicles, not only cars – this includes;

  • Private Cars [M1]
  • Commercial vehicles (Vans / Trucks) [N1]
  • Motorcycles [L3e]
  • Mopeds [L1e]
  • Snowmobiles
  • Tractors
  • Trailers


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