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Difference Between Image Class And Bitmap Class?

Bitmap Class is inherited from Image class. Image class is abstract class. Bitmap class has 12 constructors and represents and image composed of pixels.

With Image class you can load an image from file, get image information, execute simple operations like flip or rotate, draw on image with Graphics object and finally save the image

Bitmap class has additional features like creating a new image in memory, methods to work with single pixels etc.

Other inherited class from Image is Metafile class. Metafile class describes an image as a set of recorded operations that can be executed in sequence when image is displayed.

There is also web control, named Image in System.Web.UI.WebControls namespace. Although both classes name is Image they have different use. Image web control is used to show an image on ASP.NET web form.

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