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Reading the contents of a .tif in java

 
Shobha Nagesh
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Hi,
I have a requirement wherein i have to read the contents of a TIF file in java.
The file contains demographics of a customer and i would need to extract these details.
Can anyone please let me know how this can be achieved in java.
 
Ulf Dittmer
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The javax.imageio.ImageIO class has methods that you can use to read a TIFF file if properly enabled (see http://www.coderanch.com/t/445956/open-source/add-tiff-writer-imageio-package).

If the TIFF has text rendered into it you're in the realm of OCR, and you need to find some suitable implementation (like Tesseract, which has Java bindings IIRC).
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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