Converting multi-frame TIFF images to GIF format has a unique challenge, especially in a cross-platform .NET context. The issue is the Windows-specific nature of System.Drawing.Common, which limits the deployment of solutions in cross-platform cloud environments. This article presents a solution to this challenge, targeted for cloud platforms and capable of handling TIFF images of varying sizes.

Background

During our project to migrate a legacy .NET system to cross-platform microservices using .NET, we faced a significant challenge in converting TIFF images to GIF or BMP formats. This issue stemmed from the fact that System.Drawing.Common, a key library in our legacy system, is supported only on the Windows platform. When you try to use   System.Drawing.Common you will encounter the following error:

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