Metadata Manipulation API for Java

Develop Java Applications to Create, View, Access, Update, Delete, Search, Compare, Replace & Export Metadata of Popular Documents & Image Formats.

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GroupDocs.Metadata for Java is an advanced metadata management API to manipulate metadata information of documents, images, archives, torrents and various other file formats. Developers can now enhance the functionality of their Java applications by easily incorporating metadata viewing, modifying, deleting, extracting, searching, comparing, replacing and exporting features within all popular business document formats such as PDF, Microsoft Office Word, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations & slides, Outlook emails, Project, Visio diagrams, OneNote, images, AutoCAD, Photoshop, audio, video, OpenType fonts and metafiles.

The Java metadata library offers you features such as metadata search, replace metadata properties, compare metadata of supported file formats to identify similarities as well as differences. You can also edit or modify metadata for better information management and export retrieved metadata information to Excel file, CSV file and DataSet. The API offers comprehensive support to work with all commonly used metadata standards like built-in, XMP, EXIF and custom metadata properties within supported document formats.

GroupDocs.Metadata for Java is compatible with all Java versions and supports popular operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS) that are capable to run Java runtime.

GroupDocs.Metadata for Java Features

Efficiently Fetch Metadata Properties

With GroupDocs.Metadata for Java API, Metadata Properties of supported file formats can be fetched pretty efficiently. The code to do so is quite simple and straight forward. Following is an example that shows how easy it is to fetch metadata properties of an MP3 file using Java:

try (Mp3Format mp3Format = new Mp3Format("D:\\sample.mp3")) 
// read album in ID3 v1
System.out.printf("Album: %", mp3Format.getId3v1Properties().getAlbum());

// read title in ID3 v2
System.out.printf("Title: %", mp3Format.getId3v2Properties().getTitle());

Retrieve Hidden Data for Manipulation

GroupDocs.Metadata for Java provides you a comprehensive way to get and delete hidden data from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. You can also do the same for PDF documents. Following list elaborates the sort of metadata you can access and manipulate through GroupDocs.Metadata for Java:

  • Microsoft Word (Comments, Hidden Text, Merge Fields)
  • Microsoft Excel (Comments, Hidden Sheets)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (Comments, Hidden Slides)
  • PDF Documents (Attachments, Annotations, Bookmarks, Form Fields)

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