Free version


To install GemBox.Imaging Free, add the NuGet package to your project, or download setup and open the .msi file.

Install NuGet packageDownload Windows setup


GemBox.Imaging Free delivers the same performance and set of features as the Professional version. However, the Free version is limited up to 2 megapixel (equivalent of 1920×1080) images and count of 3 images per application runtime. This limitation is enforced during reading or writing files.

The ComponentInfo.FreeLimitReached event allows you to control what happens when your application reaches the free version limit. You can use this event to continue using the assembly in Trial mode for performance testing or to stop further reading/writing.

First steps

Using the GemBox.Imaging component is easy and straightforward. After referencing GemBox.Imaging.dll from your project, you can use the following code snippet to read and write image files:

C# code

static void Main()
    // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.

    using (var image = Image.Load("FragonardReader.jpg"))

Visual Basic .NET code

Sub Main()
    ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.

    Using image As Image = Image.Load("FragonardReader.jpg")
    End Using
End Sub


You can use GemBox.Imaging Free for any purpose, including use in commercial applications.

GemBox is under no obligation to provide technical or any other support to the users of the free version.