Getting Stats from a Picture File

I want to list out every possible statistic about an image file (.bmp, .jpg, etc).

The stats would include size, number of colors, compression data, etc.  

Rather than spending my time researching this problem and re-inventing the wheel, I'm hoping that an expert already has solved this problem.

Please supply the necessary code and api's to do this.

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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
I'm sure it's available somewhere, but if you open the file as a binary, most of that info is available in the header.

For example, open a bitmap and it starts with "BM"  Within the next few bytes you'll find picture size, number of color planes, etc.

For a .gif, it starts with "GIF87" or "GIF89", possibly followed by an "a".

For .jpg, bytes 7-10 contain "JFIF".

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khamptonAuthor Commented:
So far, I don't have a production level solution.  So - I'm adding some points!
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khamptonAuthor Commented:

Your pointer goes to a site that posts code that will work for .bmp files BUT NOT .jpg files.

Sorry but I need to analyze all types of image files.

(However, Thanks for the hint).
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