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Access PDF EXIF Data and Remove All Metadata from JPG


I want to be able to quickly check and access the PDF EXIF Data of JPGs embedded into it. I can achieve this functionality by saving the image to a stream using pdfExtractor.GetNextImage, but it’s quite slow. Is there any way I can access the PDF EXIF Data more quickly and remove all Metadata from JPG, eg, by accessing the stream data directly without saving it?

Thanks, Jamie


We need to investigate the requirement of accessing PDF EXIF Data and removing JPG Metadata. Could you please share a sample PDF along with sample code snippet that is already being used and is slow? We will log an investigation ticket and share the ID with you.


    private static System.Drawing.RotateFlipType CheckPdf(string filepath)
        // Open input PDF
        using (PdfExtractor pdfExtractor = new PdfExtractor())

            // Extract images
            // Get all the extracted images
            while (pdfExtractor.HasNextImage())
                // Read image into memory stream
                using (MemoryStream memoryStream = new MemoryStream())
                    using (var img = System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(memoryStream))
                        return ExifRotate(img);
                    //log($"File '{filepath}' rotation: {rot}", rot == System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.RotateNoneFlipNone ? 2 : 0);
        } // */
        return System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.RotateNoneFlipNone;

    private static System.Drawing.RotateFlipType ExifRotate(System.Drawing.Image img)
        const int exifOrientationID = 0x112; //274

        var rot = System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.RotateNoneFlipNone;

        if (img.PropertyIdList.Contains(exifOrientationID))
            var prop = img.GetPropertyItem(exifOrientationID);
            int val = BitConverter.ToUInt16(prop.Value, 0);

            if (val == 3 || val == 4)
                rot = System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.Rotate180FlipNone;
            else if (val == 5 || val == 6)
                rot = System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.Rotate90FlipNone;
            else if (val == 7 || val == 8)
                rot = System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.Rotate270FlipNone;

            if (val == 2 || val == 4 || val == 5 || val == 7)
                rot |= System.Drawing.RotateFlipType.RotateNoneFlipX;

        return rot;

RotatedGuitar.pdf (1.7 MB)
RotatedWord.pdf (140.6 KB)

My next question is going to be whether we can remove this EXIF JPG metadata with Aspose, either in situ or otherwise.


We have logged two following investigation tickets in our issue tracking system for your requirements;

  • PDFNET-50377 (Quickly access the EXIF data of embedded image)
  • PDFNET-50378 (Remove EXIF data of embedded image using Aspose.PDF)

We will surely look into details of these tickets and keep you posted with the status of their resolution. Please be patient and spare us some time.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.