Images are commonly used to represent important information in Word DOC files. The inclusion of images alongside text makes the content more appealing. In certain cases, you may need to extract the images embedded within the DOC files programmatically. To achieve that, this article covers how to extract images from DOC files in Java.
Java API to Extract Images from DOC Files
Aspose.Words for Java is a powerful and feature-rich API for creating, manipulating, and converting MS Word documents. Therefore, we will use this API to extract images from DOC files. You can download the API’s JAR or install it into your Java application using the following Maven configurations.
<repository> <id>AsposeJavaAPI</id> <name>Aspose Java API</name> <url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url> </repository> <dependency> <groupId>com.aspose</groupId> <artifactId>aspose-words</artifactId> <version>21.11</version> <type>pom</type> </dependency>
Extract Images from DOC in Java
The images in a DOC file are represented using shape objects. Therefore, to retrieve images, you will have to process every shape in the document. The following are the steps to extract images from a DOC file in Java.
- First, load the DOC file using Document class.
- Then, get all the shapes into an NodeCollection object using Document.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, Boolean) method.
- Loop through the retreieved shapes.
- In each iteration, check if the shape has an image using Shape.hasImage() method.
- Finally, extract the image and save it using Shape.getImageData().save(string) method.
The following code sample shows how to extract images from a DOC document in Java.
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In this article, you have learned how to extract images from a DOC files in Java. Moreover, the code sample has shown how to extract the images from a DOC file and save them to the desired location. Besides, Aspose.Words for Java provides a wide range of features for document manipulation. To explore those features, you can visit the documentation. Also, you can ask your questions via our forum.
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