Change Opacity of Image in C#

This is a Simple Tips/Tricks which enable you to change Opacity of Image using C# by using  System.Drawing  and  System.Drawing.Imaging  NameSpaces.
Take a look how ChangeOpacity(Image img, float opacityvalue) Method will enable you to change opacity of Image.
In this given code System.Drawing Namespace is used to access Bitmap and Graphics classes whereas System.Drawing.Imaging Namespaces is used to access ColorMatrix and ImageAttributes.
ChangeOpacity Method having two parameter including img for Image on which opaicty will be apply  and  opacityvalue for set opacity level of form.

[sourcecode language=”csharp”] using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Imaging;

namespace ImageUtils
class ImageTransparency
public static Bitmap ChangeOpacity(Image img, float opacityvalue)
Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(img.Width,img.Height); // Determining Width and Height of Source Image
Graphics graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bmp);
ColorMatrix colormatrix = new ColorMatrix();
colormatrix.Matrix33 = opacityvalue;
ImageAttributes imgAttribute = new ImageAttributes();
imgAttribute.SetColorMatrix(colormatrix, ColorMatrixFlag.Default, ColorAdjustType.Bitmap);
graphics.DrawImage(img, new Rectangle(0, 0, bmp.Width, bmp.Height), 0, 0, img.Width, img.Height, GraphicsUnit.Pixel, imgAttribute);
graphics.Dispose(); // Releasing all resource used by graphics
return bmp;

When you will use this Method in your program to change opacity of an image in pictureBox control. You need to write code as given below

[sourcecode language=”csharp”]

float opacityvalue = float.Parse(txtopacityvalue.Text) / 100;
pictureBox1.Image = ImageUtils.ImageTransparency.ChangeOpacity(Image.FromFile("filename"),opacityvalue); //calling ChangeOpacity Function

To learn how to use given code in your program
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Enjoy Coding  🙂

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