Extract Image Information - C# .NET Core

This tutorial shows how to gather information from various image files supported by LEADTOOLS using the CodecsImageInfo class in a C# .NET Core application.

Overview  
Summary This tutorial covers how to use the CodecsImageInfo class in a C# .NET Core application.
Completion Time 30 minutes
Visual Studio Project Download tutorial project (1 KB)
Platform C# .NET Core Console Application
IDE Visual Studio 2017, 2019
Development License Download LEADTOOLS
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Required Knowledge

Get familiar with the basic steps of creating a project by reviewing the Add References and Set a License tutorial, before working on the Extract Image Information - C# .NET Core tutorial.

Create the Project and Add LEADTOOLS References

Start with a copy of the project created in the Add References and Set a License tutorial. If you do not have that project, follow the steps in that tutorial to create it.

The references needed depend upon the purpose of the project. References can be added via NuGet packages.

This tutorial requires the following NuGet package:

For a complete list of which DLL files are required for your application, refer to Files to be Included With Your Application.

Set the License File

The License unlocks the features needed for the project. It must be set before any toolkit function is called. For details, including tutorials for different platforms, refer to Setting a Runtime License.

There are two types of runtime licenses:

Note

Adding LEADTOOLS NuGet references and setting a license are covered in more detail in the Add References and Set a License tutorial.

Add the Get Image Information Code

With the project created, the references added, and the license set, coding can begin.

In the Solution Explorer, open Program.cs. Add the following statements to the using block at the top of Program.cs.

C#
using System; 
using System.IO; 
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 

Add a new method in the Program class, named RasterCodecsImageInfo(string fileName). This method will be called inside the Main() method below the set license code, as shown below.

C#
static void Main(string[] args) 
{ 
    if (!SetLicense()) 
        Console.WriteLine("Error setting license"); 
    else 
        Console.WriteLine("License file set successfully"); 
 
    RasterCodecsImageInfo(@"C:\LEADTOOLS21\Resources\Images\image1.cmp"); 
} 

Add the code below to the new method to gather the image information from the given file path and output it to the console.

C#
static void RasterCodecsImageInfo(string fileName) 
{ 
    using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
    { 
        CodecsImageInfo info = codecs.GetInformation(fileName, true); 
        string inputFileName = Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(fileName); 
        string codecsInfoString = ($"Image Format: {info.Format}\n" + 
                $"Information for: {inputFileName}\n" + 
                $"BitsPerPixel: {info.BitsPerPixel}\n" + 
                $"BytesPerLine: {info.BytesPerLine}\n" + 
                $"ColorSpace: {info.ColorSpace}\n" + 
                $"Byte Order: {info.Order}\n" + 
                $"Image Height: {info.Height}\n" + 
                $"Image Width: {info.Width}\n" + 
                $"Image X Resolution: {info.XResolution}\n" + 
                $"Image Y Resolution: {info.YResolution}\n" + 
                $"Compression: {info.Compression}\n" + 
                $"Page Number: {info.PageNumber}\n" + 
                $"Total Pages: {info.TotalPages}"); 
 
        Console.WriteLine(codecsInfoString); 
    } 
} 

Note

There are more properties inside the CodecsImageInfo class. The snippet above showcases the most commonly used properties.

Because the RasterCodecs class implements IDisposable, make sure it is in a using statement for proper disposal.

Run the Project

Run the project by pressing F5, or by selecting Debug -> Start Debugging.

If the steps were followed correctly, the console appears and the application gathers the image information and outputs it to the console.

The application runs and the console displays the extracted information.

Wrap-up

This tutorial showed how to gather information from an image file path using the CodecsImageInfo class.

See Also

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