Working with metadata in JPEG images

Reading Photoshop metadata properties

The GroupDocs Metadata API allows the user to read Adobe Photoshop metadata associated with a JPEG image. For more information on the Photoshop file format and metadata blocks that can be attached to images of different formats please refer to the specification:

The code sample below demonstrates how to extract image resource blocks (building blocks of the Photoshop file format) from a JPEG image.

  1. Load a JPEG image
  2. Get the root metadata package
  3. Extract the ImageResourcePackage instance and obtain a list of ImageResourceBlock objects
  4. Iterate trough the collection of resource blocks


using (Metadata metadata = new Metadata(Constants.JpegWithIrb))
	var root = metadata.GetRootPackage<JpegRootPackage>();

	if (root.ImageResourcePackage != null)
		foreach (var block in root.ImageResourcePackage.ToList())

Removing Photoshop metadata properties

GroupDocs.Metadata for .NET also supports removing Photoshop metadata blocks from a JPEG image. Please see the code sample below that demonstrates how to remove the whole Photoshop metadata package from a JPEG image.


using (Metadata metadata = new Metadata(Constants.JpegWithIrb))
	var root = metadata.GetRootPackage<JpegRootPackage>();



Detecting barcodes in a JPEG image

This feature allows you to detect barcodes of different types in a JPEG image. The following code snippet detects all barcodes in a JPEG and return their types.


using (Metadata metadata = new Metadata(Constants.JpegWithBarcodes))
	var root = metadata.GetRootPackage<JpegRootPackage>();

	var barcodeTypes = root.DetectBarcodeTypes();
	foreach (var barcodeType in barcodeTypes)

Extracting MakerNote metadata

The GroupDocs.Metadata API allows users to read MakerNote properties stored by various camera manufacturers. Please visit the following documentation section for more information: Extracting MakerNote metadata

Working with XMP metadata

GroupDocs.Metadata for .NET allows managing XMP metadata in JPEG images. For more details please refer to the following guide: Working with XMP metadata.

Working with EXIF metadata

The GroupDocs.Metadata API supports handling EXIF metadata in JPEG images. Please find appropriate code samples in the Working with EXIF metadata section.

Working with IPTC metadata

GroupDocs.Metadata for .NET is also able to work with IPTC metadata in JPEG images. Please find more information in the Working with IPTC IIM metadata section.

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GitHub examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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