The System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageCodecInfo class provides the necessary storage members and methods to retrieve all pertinent information about the installed image encoders and decoders (called codecs). Not inheritable.
See Also: ImageCodecInfo Members
GDI+ uses image encoders to convert the images stored in System.Drawing.Bitmap objects to various file formats. Image encoders are built into GDI+ for the BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG formats. An encoder is invoked when you call the erload:System.Drawing.Image.Save or erload:System.Drawing.Image.SaveAdd method of a System.Drawing.Image object.