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    Save different image formats to media library

    I want to save PNG, GIF etc in the Saved Pictures directory on the phone. When I use MediaLibrary save method it automatically converts it to JPEG format. Internet Explorer and Nokia Cinemagraph are able to save GIF and PNG images on the phone. What are those apps using to save an image? nothing in the windows phone sdk can help me and 3rd party stuff only deals with local storage ( from all the ones I have found). Any Suggestions?

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    Re: Save different image formats to media library

    The public APIs don't allow you to save other formats than JPEG to the MediaLibrary on WP8.0. The mentioned applications likely use non-public APIs to do this. WP8.1 does allow this however.

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    Re: Save different image formats to media library

    An alternative would be to save JPGs to the MediaLibrary as a placeholder for the real image. If you setup your app to be an "imaging application", you can then open your app via the placeholder picture in the pictures hub. You could then open the locally-saved copy of the image in the format you originally wanted to save it as.

    See: http://developer.nokia.com/community...e_Pictures_Hub

    But if WP8.1 allows alternative formats in the pictures hub now, that seems the better way.

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