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RasterCommentMetadata Class

Summary

Extends the RasterMetadata class to provide functionality for dealing with comment metadata stored within various image file formats.

Syntax

C#
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Java
Objective-C
WinRT C#
C++
[SerializableAttribute()] 
public class RasterCommentMetadata : RasterMetadata 
<SerializableAttribute()> 
Public Class RasterCommentMetadata  
   Inherits Leadtools.RasterMetadata 
public sealed class RasterCommentMetadata : Leadtools.RasterMetadata  
@interface LTRasterCommentMetadata : LTRasterMetadata 
public class RasterCommentMetadata extends RasterMetadata implements Serializable 
function Leadtools.RasterCommentMetadata() 
[SerializableAttribute()] 
public ref class RasterCommentMetadata : public Leadtools.RasterMetadata  

Remarks

The TIFF file formats support a number of comments that are saved and loaded using predefined tags.

If the comments do not meet your needs, you can define your own tag for saving additional non-raster data in a TIFF file. For example, you may want to define a tag to save annotations.

The TIFF 6.0 Specification sets aside a range of private tags that developers can define. To avoid conflicts with files created by other developers, you can register your tag by contacting Adobe Developer Relations. The E-Mail address posted on The Unofficial TIFF Home Page is gapdevsup@adobe.com.

Some restrictions apply to this function if you use an IFD to indicate to which page to write the metadata. See the Loading And Saving Large TIFF Files topic for more information.

Example

This example will write comments of different data types to an existing tif file then read them as a test.

C#
VB
Silverlight C#
Silverlight VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using LeadtoolsExamples.Common; 
 
public void RasterCommentMetadataExample() 
{ 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
   codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = true; 
 
   string srcFileName = Path.Combine(ImagesPath.Path, "Image1.cmp"); 
   string destFileName = Path.Combine(ImagesPath.Path, "Image1_comments.tif"); 
 
   // Load the image 
   RasterImage image = codecs.Load(srcFileName); 
   codecs.Save(image, destFileName, RasterImageFormat.Tif, 24); 
 
   image.Dispose(); 
 
   // Write some comments to the existing tif file 
   RasterCommentMetadata comment = new RasterCommentMetadata(); 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist; 
   string artistNameWrite = "Artist name"; 
   comment.FromAscii(artistNameWrite); 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing Artist"); 
   codecs.WriteComment(destFileName, 1, comment); 
 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude; 
   RasterMetadataRational[] rationalsWrite = new RasterMetadataRational[3]; 
   for (int i = 0; i < rationalsWrite.Length; i++) 
      rationalsWrite[i] = new RasterMetadataRational(i + 3, i + 2); 
 
   comment.FromRational(rationalsWrite); 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing GpsLatitude"); 
   codecs.WriteComment(destFileName, 1, comment); 
 
   // Now read the comments from the tif file 
 
   // read ASCII 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destFileName, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist); 
   string artistNameRead = comment.ToAscii(); 
   Console.WriteLine("Artist: {0}", artistNameRead); 
   Assert.IsTrue(artistNameRead == artistNameWrite); 
 
   // read rationals 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destFileName, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude); 
   RasterMetadataRational[] rationalsRead = comment.ToRational(); 
 
   int size = rationalsRead.Length; 
   Console.WriteLine("GpsLatitude: size = {0} ", size); 
   for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) 
      Console.WriteLine("{0}/{1}", rationalsRead[i].Numerator, rationalsRead[i].Denominator); 
 
   Assert.IsTrue(rationalsRead.Length == rationalsWrite.Length); 
   for (int i = 0; i < rationalsRead.Length; i++) 
   { 
      Assert.IsTrue(rationalsRead[i].Numerator == rationalsWrite[i].Numerator); 
      Assert.IsTrue(rationalsRead[i].Denominator == rationalsWrite[i].Denominator); 
   } 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
 
Public Sub RasterCommentMetadataExample() 
   Dim codecs As RasterCodecs = New RasterCodecs() 
   codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = True 
 
   Dim srcFileName As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Image1.cmp") 
   Dim destFileName As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Image1_comments.tif") 
 
   ' Load the image 
   Dim image As RasterImage = codecs.Load(srcFileName) 
   codecs.Save(image, destFileName, RasterImageFormat.Tif, 24) 
 
   image.Dispose() 
 
   ' Write some comments to the existing tif file 
   Dim comment As RasterCommentMetadata = New RasterCommentMetadata() 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist 
   Dim artistNameWrite As String = "Artist name" 
   comment.FromAscii(artistNameWrite) 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing Artist") 
   codecs.WriteComment(destFileName, 1, comment) 
 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude 
   Dim rationalsWrite As RasterMetadataRational() = New RasterMetadataRational(2) {} 
   Dim i As Integer = 0 
   Do While i < rationalsWrite.Length 
      rationalsWrite(i) = New RasterMetadataRational(i + 3, i + 2) 
      i += 1 
   Loop 
 
   comment.FromRational(rationalsWrite) 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing GpsLatitude") 
   codecs.WriteComment(destFileName, 1, comment) 
 
   ' Now read the comments from the tif file 
 
   ' read ASCII 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destFileName, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist) 
   Dim artistNameRead As String = comment.ToAscii() 
   Console.WriteLine("Artist: {0}", artistNameRead) 
   Debug.Assert(artistNameRead = artistNameWrite) 
 
   ' read rationals 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destFileName, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude) 
   Dim rationalsRead As RasterMetadataRational() = comment.ToRational() 
 
   Dim size As Integer = rationalsRead.Length 
   Console.WriteLine("GpsLatitude: size = {0} ", size) 
   i = 0 
   Do While i < size 
      Console.WriteLine("{0}/{1}", rationalsRead(i).Numerator, rationalsRead(i).Denominator) 
      i += 1 
   Loop 
 
   Debug.Assert(rationalsRead.Length = rationalsWrite.Length) 
   i = 0 
   Do While i < rationalsRead.Length 
      Debug.Assert(rationalsRead(i).Numerator = rationalsWrite(i).Numerator) 
      Debug.Assert(rationalsRead(i).Denominator = rationalsWrite(i).Denominator) 
      i += 1 
   Loop 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const ImagesDir As String = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images" 
End Class 
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Examples; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
 
public void RasterCommentMetadataExample(RasterImage image, Stream destStream) 
{ 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
   codecs.Save(image, destStream, RasterImageFormat.Tif, 24); 
   image.Dispose(); 
 
   // Write some comments to the existing tif file 
   RasterCommentMetadata comment = new RasterCommentMetadata(); 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist; 
   string artistNameWrite = "Artist name"; 
   comment.FromAscii(artistNameWrite); 
   Debug.WriteLine("Writing Artist"); 
   codecs.WriteComment(destStream, 1, comment); 
 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude; 
   RasterMetadataRational[] rationalsWrite = new RasterMetadataRational[3]; 
   for (int i = 0; i < rationalsWrite.Length; i++) 
      rationalsWrite[i] = new RasterMetadataRational(i + 3, i + 2); 
 
   comment.FromRational(rationalsWrite); 
   Debug.WriteLine("Writing GpsLatitude"); 
   codecs.WriteComment(destStream, 1, comment); 
 
   // Now read the comments from the tif file 
 
   // read ASCII 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destStream, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist); 
   string artistNameRead = comment.ToAscii(); 
   Debug.WriteLine("Artist: {0}", artistNameRead); 
   Debug.Assert(artistNameRead == artistNameWrite); 
 
   // read rationals 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destStream, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude); 
   RasterMetadataRational[] rationalsRead = comment.ToRational(); 
 
   int size = rationalsRead.Length; 
   Debug.WriteLine("GpsLatitude: size = {0} ", size); 
   for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) 
      Debug.WriteLine("{0}/{1}", rationalsRead[i].Numerator, rationalsRead[i].Denominator); 
 
   Debug.Assert(rationalsRead.Length == rationalsWrite.Length); 
   for (int i = 0; i < rationalsRead.Length; i++) 
   { 
      Debug.Assert(rationalsRead[i].Numerator == rationalsWrite[i].Numerator); 
      Debug.Assert(rationalsRead[i].Denominator == rationalsWrite[i].Denominator); 
   } 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing 
 
Public Sub RasterCommentMetadataExample(ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal destStream As Stream) 
   Dim codecs As RasterCodecs = New RasterCodecs() 
   codecs.Save(image, destStream, RasterImageFormat.Tif, 24) 
   image.Dispose() 
 
   ' Write some comments to the existing tif file 
   Dim comment As RasterCommentMetadata = New RasterCommentMetadata() 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist 
   Dim artistNameWrite As String = "Artist name" 
   comment.FromAscii(artistNameWrite) 
   Debug.WriteLine("Writing Artist") 
   codecs.WriteComment(destStream, 1, comment) 
 
   comment.Type = RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude 
   Dim rationalsWrite As RasterMetadataRational() = New RasterMetadataRational(2) {} 
   Dim i As Integer = 0 
   Do While i < rationalsWrite.Length 
      rationalsWrite(i) = New RasterMetadataRational(i + 3, i + 2) 
      i += 1 
   Loop 
 
   comment.FromRational(rationalsWrite) 
   Debug.WriteLine("Writing GpsLatitude") 
   codecs.WriteComment(destStream, 1, comment) 
 
   ' Now read the comments from the tif file 
 
   ' read ASCII 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destStream, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.Artist) 
   Dim artistNameRead As String = comment.ToAscii() 
   Debug.WriteLine("Artist: {0}", artistNameRead) 
   Debug.Assert(artistNameRead = artistNameWrite) 
 
   ' read rationals 
   comment = codecs.ReadComment(destStream, 1, RasterCommentMetadataType.GpsLatitude) 
   Dim rationalsRead As RasterMetadataRational() = comment.ToRational() 
 
   Dim size As Integer = rationalsRead.Length 
   Debug.WriteLine("GpsLatitude: size = {0} ", size) 
   i = 0 
   Do While i < size 
      Debug.WriteLine("{0}/{1}", rationalsRead(i).Numerator, rationalsRead(i).Denominator) 
      i += 1 
   Loop 
 
   Debug.Assert(rationalsRead.Length = rationalsWrite.Length) 
   i = 0 
   Do While i < rationalsRead.Length 
      Debug.Assert(rationalsRead(i).Numerator = rationalsWrite(i).Numerator) 
      Debug.Assert(rationalsRead(i).Denominator = rationalsWrite(i).Denominator) 
      i += 1 
   Loop 
End Sub 

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