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Topic: Re: convert pdf to png
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56713
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 2:03 AM +1000 10/4/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
> Gemini is a plugin. as you are saying if it is not possible using gemi=ni.

It's not possible with Gemini, because you can't (legally)
use Acrobat on a server. however, I believe that Iceni (the company
that makes Gemini) also has a server-based solution.


> how would u compare using ghostscript api to do the conversion with
>using the adobe core api from vb/javascript and accessing from web.

Since you can't use the Adobe Core API on a server from
VB/JS, it's a non-question. You need to look at 3rd party products.

Ghostscript can certainly be used (though I believe you need
to do the PNG conversion yourself), though a wrapper for GS like
ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org) would probably be easier for
you to work with.

Also products such as PDFImage (http://www.appligent.com) can
also be used for server-based conversion of PDF to PNG.


> i did'nt get y u r saying adobe should not be on the server.

Correct. Adobe Acrobat CAN NOT LEGALLY be used on a server.


Leonard


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