C Specification

To copy data from a buffer object to an image object, call:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_0
void vkCmdCopyBufferToImage(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    VkBuffer                                    srcBuffer,
    VkImage                                     dstImage,
    VkImageLayout                               dstImageLayout,
    uint32_t                                    regionCount,
    const VkBufferImageCopy*                    pRegions);

Parameters

  • commandBuffer is the command buffer into which the command will be recorded.

  • srcBuffer is the source buffer.

  • dstImage is the destination image.

  • dstImageLayout is the layout of the destination image subresources for the copy.

  • regionCount is the number of regions to copy.

  • pRegions is a pointer to an array of VkBufferImageCopy structures specifying the regions to copy.

Description

Each region in pRegions is copied from the specified region of the source buffer to the specified region of the destination image.

If the format of dstImage is a multi-planar image format, regions of each plane to be a target of a copy must be specified separately using the pRegions member of the VkBufferImageCopy structure. In this case, the aspectMask of imageSubresource must be VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT, or VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT. For the purposes of vkCmdCopyBufferToImage, each plane of a multi-planar image is treated as having the format listed in https://www.khronos.org/registry/vulkan/specs/1.2-extensions/html/vkspec.html#formats-compatible-planes for the plane identified by the aspectMask of the corresponding subresource. This applies both to VkFormat and to coordinates used in the copy, which correspond to texels in the plane rather than how these texels map to coordinates in the image as a whole.

Valid Usage
  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-01828
    If commandBuffer is an unprotected command buffer, then srcBuffer must not be a protected buffer

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-01829
    If commandBuffer is an unprotected command buffer, then dstImage must not be a protected image

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-01830
    If commandBuffer is a protected command buffer, then dstImage must not be an unprotected image

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-pRegions-00172
    The image region specified by each element of pRegions must be a region that is contained within dstImage if the dstImage’s VkFormat is not a multi-planar format, and must be a region that is contained within the plane being copied to if the dstImage’s VkFormat is a multi-planar format

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-pRegions-00171
    srcBuffer must be large enough to contain all buffer locations that are accessed according to Buffer and Image Addressing, for each element of pRegions

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-pRegions-00173
    The union of all source regions, and the union of all destination regions, specified by the elements of pRegions, must not overlap in memory

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-srcBuffer-00174
    srcBuffer must have been created with VK_BUFFER_USAGE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT usage flag

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-01997
    The format features of dstImage must contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-srcBuffer-00176
    If srcBuffer is non-sparse then it must be bound completely and contiguously to a single VkDeviceMemory object

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-00177
    dstImage must have been created with VK_IMAGE_USAGE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT usage flag

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-00178
    If dstImage is non-sparse then it must be bound completely and contiguously to a single VkDeviceMemory object

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-00179
    dstImage must have a sample count equal to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImageLayout-00180
    dstImageLayout must specify the layout of the image subresources of dstImage specified in pRegions at the time this command is executed on a VkDevice

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImageLayout-01396
    dstImageLayout must be VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_TRANSFER_DST_OPTIMAL, VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_GENERAL, or VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_SHARED_PRESENT_KHR

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageSubresource-01701
    The imageSubresource.mipLevel member of each element of pRegions must be less than the mipLevels specified in VkImageCreateInfo when dstImage was created

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageSubresource-01702
    The imageSubresource.baseArrayLayer + imageSubresource.layerCount of each element of pRegions must be less than or equal to the arrayLayers specified in VkImageCreateInfo when dstImage was created

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageOffset-01793
    The imageOffset and imageExtent members of each element of pRegions must respect the image transfer granularity requirements of commandBuffer’s command pool’s queue family, as described in VkQueueFamilyProperties

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-02543
    dstImage must not have been created with flags containing VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SUBSAMPLED_BIT_EXT

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-04052
    If the queue family used to create the VkCommandPool which commandBuffer was allocated from does not support VK_QUEUE_GRAPHICS_BIT or VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT, the bufferOffset member of any element of pRegions must be a multiple of 4

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-04053
    If dstImage has a depth/stencil format, the bufferOffset member of any element of pRegions must be a multiple of 4

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-04477
    If the queue family used to create the VkCommandPool which commandBuffer was allocated from does not support VK_QUEUE_GRAPHICS_BIT, for each element of pRegions, the aspectMask member of imageSubresource must not be VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_DEPTH_BIT or VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_STENCIL_BIT.

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageOffset-00197
    For each element of pRegions, imageOffset.x and (imageExtent.width + imageOffset.x) must both be greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to the width of the specified imageSubresource of dstImage where this refers to the width of the plane of the image involved in the copy in the case of a multi-planar format

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageOffset-00198
    For each element of pRegions, imageOffset.y and (imageExtent.height + imageOffset.y) must both be greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to the height of the specified imageSubresource of dstImage where this refers to the height of the plane of the image involved in the copy in the case of a multi-planar format

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-bufferOffset-01558
    If dstImage does not have either a depth/stencil or a multi-planar format, then for each element of pRegions, bufferOffset must be a multiple of the format’s texel block size

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-bufferOffset-01559
    If dstImage has a multi-planar format, then for each element of pRegions, bufferOffset must be a multiple of the element size of the compatible format for the format and the aspectMask of the imageSubresource as defined in [formats-compatible-planes]

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-srcImage-00199
    If dstImage is of type VK_IMAGE_TYPE_1D, then for each element of pRegions, imageOffset.y must be 0 and imageExtent.height must be 1

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageOffset-00200
    For each element of pRegions, imageOffset.z and (imageExtent.depth + imageOffset.z) must both be greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to the depth of the specified imageSubresource of dstImage

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-srcImage-00201
    If dstImage is of type VK_IMAGE_TYPE_1D or VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D, then for each element of pRegions, imageOffset.z must be 0 and imageExtent.depth must be 1

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-bufferRowLength-00203
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, bufferRowLength must be a multiple of the compressed texel block width

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-bufferImageHeight-00204
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, bufferImageHeight must be a multiple of the compressed texel block height

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageOffset-00205
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, all members of imageOffset must be a multiple of the corresponding dimensions of the compressed texel block

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-bufferOffset-00206
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, bufferOffset must be a multiple of the compressed texel block size in bytes

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageExtent-00207
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, imageExtent.width must be a multiple of the compressed texel block width or (imageExtent.width + imageOffset.x) must equal the width of the specified imageSubresource of dstImage

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageExtent-00208
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, imageExtent.height must be a multiple of the compressed texel block height or (imageExtent.height + imageOffset.y) must equal the height of the specified imageSubresource of dstImage

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-imageExtent-00209
    If dstImage is a blocked image, for each element of pRegions, imageExtent.depth must be a multiple of the compressed texel block depth or (imageExtent.depth + imageOffset.z) must equal the depth of the specified imageSubresource of dstImage

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-aspectMask-00211
    For each element of pRegions, imageSubresource.aspectMask must specify aspects present in dstImage

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-aspectMask-01560
    If dstImage has a multi-planar format, then for each element of pRegions, imageSubresource.aspectMask must be VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT, or VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT (with VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT valid only for image formats with three planes)

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-baseArrayLayer-00213
    If dstImage is of type VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D, for each element of pRegions, imageSubresource.baseArrayLayer must be 0 and imageSubresource.layerCount must be 1

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-srcBuffer-parameter
    srcBuffer must be a valid VkBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImage-parameter
    dstImage must be a valid VkImage handle

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-dstImageLayout-parameter
    dstImageLayout must be a valid VkImageLayout value

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-pRegions-parameter
    pRegions must be a valid pointer to an array of regionCount valid VkBufferImageCopy structures

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support transfer, graphics, or compute operations

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-renderpass
    This command must only be called outside of a render pass instance

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-regionCount-arraylength
    regionCount must be greater than 0

  • VUID-vkCmdCopyBufferToImage-commonparent
    Each of commandBuffer, dstImage, and srcBuffer must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from the same VkDevice

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Supported Queue Types Pipeline Type

Primary
Secondary

Outside

Transfer
Graphics
Compute

Transfer

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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