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JII - Java Image Info

There are a lot of possibilities to read out basic properties of image files like the width and height. Each way has its pro and cons relating to specific project requirements. JII provides a simple and clear interface to these different ways which are represented by various libraries and source codes. This significantly simplifies the validation of these methods with respect to a particular project.

The focus is on the following image types which are relevant for the web:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG

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Build Status

For completeness, here is the changelog.


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By Download

All required jars can be found in the current release: GitHub release (latest by date including pre-releases)
Hint: The Zip file contains all dependencies.

By Maven

The following entries are required in the pom.xml:



Supported libraries / source codes:

  • iText: A library for pdf generation.
    There is an internal class to read out some image properties.
  • ImageInfo: A small and robust Java class by Marco Schmidt. It seems that he doesn't support this project any longer.
    The corresponding website hasn't been accessible for years.
  • SimpleImageInfo: A Java class by Jaimon Mathew to get the image size without loading the whole data. It's very fast.
  • Wrapper to the command line tool (identify)[] of ImageMagick: This wrapper is written by the author and analyzes the output of the tool.
  • Wrapper to Java's javax.imageio.ImageIO: A relatively slow pure JRE solution.
  • Wrapper to Apache's commons-imaging: A pure-Java image library.


Here is the current api doc!

JII provides currently two interfaces:

All available implementations (wrappers) can be found in the core package. Each wrapper implements one or both interfaces above.


  IDimensionProvider dp = new SimpleImageInfoWrapper();
  dp.set(new File("/dir/file.jpg"));
  Dimension dim = dp.getDimension();
  System.out.println(String.format("Dimension: %dx%d", dim.height, dim.width));

The codes.thischwa.jii.IResolutionProvider works in the same way.


JII (Java Image Info) provides a clean interface to a collection of Java libraries and source code to read basic properties of images.







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