[Apache Sanselan] Retrieving Image Information using Sanselan

Apache Sanselan is a pure Java library for reading and Writing Image formats. It has recently graduated from Incubator and is now a proud member of Apache commons proper.

In this article we shall see how to get Image Information using Apache Sanselan.

Let’s see how the code looks

public static void main(String[] args) {
String imageFile = args[0];
System.out.println("Image File = "+imageFile);
try {
ImageInfo imageInfo = Sanselan.getImageInfo(new File(imageFile));
} catch (ImageReadException e) {
} catch (IOException e) {

Most of the work is done in single line 🙂

getImageInfo() API returns the ImageInfo details. The toString() method of ImageInfo class prints the image information in a formatted fashion.

Running the program on one the images shipped with Sanselan source produced this output

Format Details: Jpeg/JFIF v.1.2

Bits Per Pixel: 24

Comments: 0

Format: JPEG

Format Name: JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Format

Compression Algorithm: JPEG

Height: 225

MimeType: image/jpeg

Number Of Images: 1

Physical Height Dpi: 72

Physical Height Inch: 3.125

Physical Width Dpi: 72

Physical Width Inch: 4.1666665

Width: 300

Is Progressive: true

Is Transparent: false

Color Type: RGB

Uses Palette: false

The ImageInfo class can be used programtically to arrange files, or for other purposes as well


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