ImageGear for C and C++ on Linux v20.0 - Updated
API Reference Guide > Core Component API Reference > Core Component Functions Reference > Pixel Functions > IG_pixel_value_get

This function returns the value of the requested channel.


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AT_UINT ACCUAPI IG_pixel_value_get(
        HIGPIXEL hPixel,
        AT_INT channel


Name Type Description
hPixel HIGPIXEL Handle of pixel object.
channel AT_INT Channel index from which to get value.

Return Value:

Channel value.

Supported Raster Image Formats:

All pixel formats supported by ImageGear for C and C++.


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AT_ERRCOUNT nErrcount;  /* Number of errors on stack */
HIGEAR hImage;          /* Handle of image */
HIGPIXEL hPix;          /* Handle of pixel */
AT_DIMENSION w, h;      /* Width and height of image */
AT_INT nChannels;       /* Number of channels in image */
AT_DIMENSION x, y;      /* Used to loop over image */
AT_INT c;               /* Used to loop over channels */
AT_INT nDepth;          /* Channel depth */
AT_UINT inverted;       /* Inverted channel value */
/* Invert colors in upper-left quadrant of image */
nErrcount = IG_load_file("test.jpg", &hImage);
nErrcount = IG_image_channel_count_get(hImage, &nChannels);
nErrcount = IG_image_dimensions_get(hImage, &w, &h, NULL);
for (y = 0; y < h / 2; y++)
    for (x = 0; x < w / 2; x++)
        nErrcount = IG_DIB_pix_get(hImage, x, y, &hPix);
        for (c = 0; c < nChannels; c++)
            IG_image_channel_depth_get(hImage, c, &nDepth);
            nDepth = (1 << nDepth) - 1;
            inverted = nDepth - IG_pixel_value_get(hPix, c);
            IG_pixel_value_set(hPix, c, inverted);
        nErrcount = IG_DIB_pix_set(hImage, x, y, hPix);
nErrcount = IG_save_file(hImage, OUTPUT_FILENAME, 


The range of possible values depends on the bit depth of the channel.

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