Did you know that there are more than 150 different image formats, sub-formats, and "flavors" available to load, view, and save in your application? The tremendous variety of image formats available to you as a programmer is staggering.
Each image format has its own unique set of load/save/display options, which may encompass varying types and/or degrees of compression, a range of image information bit-depths, progressive (multi-pass) image display, the ability to maintain multi-page or multi-channel images, animations, or non-image data, just to name a few.
If you're looking to support a vast collection of file formats, check out third-party components for file format support. The code is already available to drop into your next software application.
From Gif to PTOCA, Web formats to Document formats, there is no image that your application can't support, and best of all, it's easy!