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Image extension and mimetype

gani vojja

Joined: Oct 12, 2011
Posts: 1
Hey Guys,

Is there any way i could find out the image extension and mimtype from stream(or uploaded file)?

final InputStream is = dataHandler.getInputStream();
final BufferedImage bi =;

System.out.println("width: " + bi.getWidth());
System.out.println("height: " + bi.getHeight());
System.out.println("type" + bi.getType());

I can use the Magic.getMagicmatch to get the mime type?
//final String mimeType = Magic.getMagicMatch(BYTESTREAM, false).getMimeType();

but, is there any way to get the extension from uploaded file using java?

Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19685

Use String's lastIndexOf method to find the last location of a dot, then return the substring from that location + 1. Be careful that lastIndexOf will return -1 when no dot is found, which also means there is no extension.

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