PDF to image converter

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Availability

Orbeon Forms 2016.1 and newer.

Introduction

This processor converts a PDF document into a single image document.

When the output format is TIFF, the processor creates a multi-page TIFF containing one page for each page in the PDF document. For other output formats, only the first page of the PDF document is used and a single image is created.

When using the TIFF format, if the destination format is bitonal (black and white), dithering is applied.

Basic usage example

<p:processor name="oxf:pdf-to-image">
<p:input name="data" href="#pdf-data"/>
<p:input name="config">
<config>
<format>tiff</format>
<compression>
<type>LZW</type>
<quality>0.8</quality>
</compression>
<scale>2.0</scale>
</config>
</p:input>
<p:output name="data" id="image-data"/>
</p:processor>

Inputs and outputs

  • data input: receives the PDF document to convert as a binary document.

  • config input: receives the configuration of the transformation.

  • data output: produces the resulting image as a binary document.

The config input supports the following elements:

  • format:

    • one of gif, png, jpeg, or tiff

    • mandatory

  • scale:

    • scaling factor

    • optional

    • defaults to 1.0

  • compression

    • compression settings

    • optional

    • type child element

      • only meaningful for tiff format

      • one of CCITT RLE, CCITT T.4, CCITT T.6, LZW, JPEG, ZLib, PackBits, Deflate, EXIF JPEG or none

      • defaults to none

    • quality child element

      • only meaningful for gif, jpeg and tiff formats

      • value is a double-precision number from 0.0 to 1.0

Examples of configurations

GIF output:

<config>
<format>gif</format>
<scale>3.0</scale>
<compression>
<quality>0.5</quality>
</compression>
</config>

JPEG output:

<config>
<format>jpeg</format>
<scale>3.0</scale>
<compression>
<quality>1.0</quality>
</compression>
</config>

PNG output:

<config>
<format>png</format>
<scale>3.0</scale>
</config>

Black and white TIFF output with "CCITT T.6" compression:

<config>
<scale>3.0</scale>
<format>tiff</format>
<compression>
<type>CCITT T.6</type>
<quality>0.5</quality>
</compression>
</config>

Uncompressed TIFF output:

<config>
<scale>3.0</scale>
<format>tiff</format>
<compression>
<type>none</type>
</compression>
</config>

Compressed TIFF output with LZW compression:

<config>
<scale>3.0</scale>
<format>tiff</format>
<compression>
<type>LZW</type>
<quality>1.0</quality>
</compression>
</config>