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Read metadata from National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) file


info = nitfinfo(filename) returns the file-level metadata about the images, annotations, and graphics in a National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) file specified by filename. NITF is an image format used by the U.S. government and military for transmitting documents. A NITF file can contain multiple images and include text and graphic layers.

Input Arguments

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Name of NITF file, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Metadata of NITF file, returned as a structure.


  • nitfinfo supports version 2.0 and 2.1 NITF files, at all Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) compliance levels, as well as the NATO Secondary Image Format (NSIF) 1.0. nitfinfo does not support NITF 1.1 files.

Version History

Introduced in R2007b

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