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Image to Byte Array

In Some ways to convert a byte array to Bitmap we see how to convert a Bitmap to and from a ByteArray. As an alternative I use the following extension method to convert an image to a ByteArray:


using System.Drawing;
namespace DC.Core.Extension
public static class ImageExtension
private static ImageConverter _converter;

public static byte[] ToByteArray(this Image image)
if (_converter==null) _converter = new ImageConverter();
return (byte[])_converter.ConvertTo(image, typeof(byte[]));


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