Imagero Reader 1.9.3_8 review

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Imagero Reader is a Java library for reading image files

License: Free for non-commercial use
File size: 999K
Developer: Imagero Reader Team
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Imagero Reader is a Java library for reading image files. Supported file types include BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, JNG, MNG, JPEG (including 12-bit grey), PSD, PBM, PGM, PPM, TGA, EPS, EPSI, and EPSF.

The following RAW file types are also supported, at least partially: MRW, CRW, NEF, DCR, and DNG. It can read thumbnails, read metadata (IPTC, EXIF, and XMP), edit metadata, get image width and height, get the number of images contained in a file, define an area to read, add a ProgressListener, choose an image channel to read, set a scale factor, set subsampling (JPEG only), and read an image (or channel) directly into an array.

Supported file types are:

BMP 1, 4, 8, 16, 24 and 32 bit uncompressed; 4 and 8 bit compressed
TIFF 1, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48 and 64 bit per pixel; bilevel, grayscale, palette, RGB, CMYC, Cie Lab, YCrCb color spaces; CCIT1D, G3, G4, ZIP, JPEG, LZW and PackBits compression
JPEG inclusive CMYC and 12-bit grey
read embedded images from EPS, EPSI, EPSF

Supported RAW files:


* Full resolution image can't be yet read, but thumbnail, preview and metadata can be read.

Here are some key features of "Imagero Reader":
read thumbnails
read/edit metadata
any metadata contained in ImageResourceBlock ( PSD, JPEG, TIFF) and ImageFileDirectrory entry ( TIFF, NEF, DNG, DCR) can be edited full control over JPEG metadata
get image width and height
get number of images, contained in file
define an area to read
add a ProgressListener
estimate JPEG compression/quality
read an image channel
set a scale factor
set subsampling (JPEG only)
read an image (or channel) directly into an array
easy IPTC handling with IPTCParser and IPTCEditor

What's New in This Release:
The possibility to manipulate (create/add/remove) Image Resource Blocks to PSD files was added.
This implies the possibility to manipulate IPTC and XMP data.
Bugfixes were made.

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