#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTFIL_API L_INT L_DeleteComment(pszFile, uType, uFlags, pSaveOptions)

Deletes a comment field from a file.


L_TCHAR* pszFile

Character string containing the input file name.

L_UINT uType

The type of comment. Refer to Types of File Comments.

L_UINT uFlags

Reserved for future use. Pass 0.


Pointer to optional extended save options. Pass NULL to use the default save options.


Value Meaning
SUCCESS The comment was deleted.
< 0 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


This function only applies to the TIF, EXIF, JPEG, JPEG2000 or FPX files.

Some file formats can contain comments, and some cannot. Each file format has its own set of comment types. See Types of File Comments for a list of the types of comments supported by each file format.

Note: More options are available in the SAVEFILEOPTION structure.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




Delete Comments from a file.

L_INT DeleteCommentExample(L_VOID) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   L_TCHAR szImageFileName[L_MAXPATH]; 
   lstrcpy(szImageFileName, MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("Test.jpg"))); 
   nRet = L_ReadFileComment(szImageFileName, CMNT_IPTC_BYLINE, NULL, 0, NULL); 
   if(nRet <= 0) 
      return nRet; 
   nRet = L_DeleteComment(szImageFileName, CMNT_IPTC_BYLINE, 0, NULL); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   nRet = L_ReadFileComment(szImageFileName, CMNT_IPTC_BYLINE, NULL, 0, NULL); 
   if(nRet > 0) 
      OutputDebugString(TEXT("Error: Comment is still there!\n")); 
      return nRet; 
   return SUCCESS; 

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