I need to load a BMP into C++ and code a program to convert it into a JPEG. I have very little programming experience and am wondering what libraries should be used to efficiently convert an image in this way.
Is there a library that will convert the BMP straight to a JPEG? Or is it the case that the file will need to be loaded in and the data displayed in an array from which the calculations on that array will take place?
Any help is greatly appreciated.