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image cropping in bb10 native app development

I am developing an image cropping application using libimg library. i am able to load the image file from application  memory when i tried to crop the image file using img_crop() function it is returning IMG_ERR_PARM error.  please let me know why this error is coming and is there any sample code available for image cropping using libimg library.



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Re: image cropping in bb10 native app development

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Hi, I work on this image library at QNX. Could you please share a short example of what you are trying to do?


The most common causes for IMG_ERR_PARM are:


1. Your source image does not have valid width, height, and format (it checks to make sure the flags IMG_W, IMG_H, and IMG_FORMAT are set)

2. Your destination image does not have valid width and height (it checks to make sure the IMG_W and IMG_H flags are set)

3. Your crop co-ordinates are not compatible with the source image, e.g., (x + dst->w > src->w) or (y + dst->h > src->h)

4. Your destination image is bigger than your source image


There are other possibilities but they are much less likely. What kind of image are you trying to crop?


Here is a brief code snippet that I wrote that loads an image and saves a cropped version:


#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdint.h>

#include <img/img.h>

int main(int argc, char ** argv)
	if (argc != 3) {
		printf("Usage: %s input filename output_filename \n", argv[0]);
		printf(" e.g. %s /path/to/input.jpg /path/to/result.jpg \n", argv[0]);
		return 1;

	// attach image library (loads codecs)
	img_lib_t ilib;
	int rc = img_lib_attach(&ilib);
	if (rc != IMG_ERR_OK) {
		printf("img_lib_attach() failed: %d\n", rc);
		return 1;

	// load image
	img_t img;
	memset(&img, 0, sizeof(img_t));
	rc = img_load_file(ilib, argv[1], NULL, &img);
	if (rc != IMG_ERR_OK) {
		printf("img_load_file() failed: %d\n", rc);
		return 1;

	img_t cropped;
	memset(&cropped, 0, sizeof(img_t));
	// the following configuration tells libimg: give me a 500x500 crop of the source image. The
	// The crop rectangle's left edge (x) will be the left edge of the source image, and the
	// crop rectangle's top edge (y) will be 500 lines from the bottom of the source image. I.e.,
	// I'm asking for the bottom right corner of the source image. Note that this works because
	// my source image is 1836x3264
	cropped.w = 500;
	cropped.h = 500;
	cropped.flags |= (IMG_W | IMG_H);
	rc = img_crop(&img, &cropped, 0, img.h-500);
	if (rc != IMG_ERR_OK) {
		printf("img_crop() failed: %d\n", rc);
		return 1;

	// do whatever you planned to do with the cropped image here. I saved it to disk to verify
	// the crop
	rc = img_write_file(ilib, argv[2], NULL, &cropped);
	if (rc != IMG_ERR_OK) {
		printf("img_write_file() failed: %d\n", rc);
		return 1;

	//Note: When you are done with the data, make sure you free() the image data (in the
	//      .access.direct.data pointer) when flags & IMG_DIRECT is true. Also at the end,
	//      please call img_lib_detach().

	return 0;


Note it is not a completely proper example. You should read the documentation to make sure you free the image data and detach from the image library at the appropriate time.

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