nQuant.Master 1.1.0

.NET Core 3.1
dotnet add package nQuant.Master --version 1.1.0
NuGet\Install-Package nQuant.Master -Version 1.1.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="nQuant.Master" Version="1.1.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add nQuant.Master --version 1.1.0
#r "nuget: nQuant.Master, 1.1.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install nQuant.Master as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=nQuant.Master&version=1.1.0

// Install nQuant.Master as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=nQuant.Master&version=1.1.0

nQuant.cs Color Quantizer

Fast pairwise nearest neighbor based algorithm with C# console

nQuant is a C# color quantizer producing high quality 256 color 8 bit PNG images using an algorithm optimized for the highest quality possible.

Another advantage of nQuant is that it is a .net library that you can integrate nicely with your own C# code while many of the popular quantizers only provide command line implementations. nQuant also provides a command line wrapper in case you want to use it from the command line. To get started: Either download nQuant from this site or add it to your Visual Studio project seamlessly via Nuget. To use Nuget, simply enter Install-Package nQuant from the Package Manager Console. If you do not use Nuget, add nQuant to your project and add a reference to it. If you are using C#, you would call nQuant as follows:

    var quantizer = new PnnQuant.PnnQuantizer();
    using(var bitmap = new Bitmap(sourcePath))
            using (var dest = quantizer.QuantizeImage(bitmap, pixelFormat, maxColors, true))
                dest.Save(targetPath, ImageFormat.Png);
                System.Console.WriteLine("Converted image: " + targetPath);
        catch (Exception q)

If you are using the command line. Assuming you are in the same directory as nQuant.exe and nQuant.Master.dll, you would enter: nQuant yourImage.jpg /o yourNewImage.png

nQuant will quantize yourImage.jpg and create yourNewImage.png in the same directory.

There are a few configuration arguments you can optionaly use to try and influence how the image gets quantized. These are explained in the console application.

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.NET Core netcoreapp3.1
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1.1.0 1,203 5/18/2020
1.0.0 333 5/18/2020