Re: jpeg issues

Knute Johnson <>
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 08:20:54 -0700
<4885fad6$0$4061$> wrote:

I'd like to do following with a jpeg file:

1) obtains the width and height of a jpeg image.
2) reduce the size of a jpeg image, example, its file size is 1MB, i'd
like to reduce it to 500k

any ideas how to achieve these? thanks.


I have a little utility that I use to save JPEGs with more compression
than you get with ImageIO.write(). It allows you to select the amount
of compression so here's what I suggest.

1) Read the image file with ImageIO you can get the dimensions from the
2) Use my utility to write the image to a file
3) Check the size of the written file, if it is small enough
     you're done if not increase the compression do #2 again

import java.awt.image.*;
import java.util.*;
import javax.imageio.*;
import javax.imageio.plugins.jpeg.*;

public class JPEGWriter {
     public static void write(RenderedImage image, float quality, File file)
      throws IOException {
         if (quality < 0.0f || quality > 1.0f)
             throw new IllegalArgumentException("0.0 < Quality < 1.0");
         ImageWriter writer = null;
         Iterator iter = ImageIO.getImageWritersByFormatName("JPEG");
         if (!iter.hasNext())
             throw new IOException("No Writers Available");
         writer = (ImageWriter);
         if (file.exists())
         ImageOutputStream ios = ImageIO.createImageOutputStream(file);
         JPEGImageWriteParam iwp = new JPEGImageWriteParam(null);
         writer.write(null,new IIOImage(image,null,null),iwp);


Knute Johnson
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