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Topic: Re: Converting PDF to image (JPEG or GIF)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56744
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 5:26 AM -0500 12/12/00, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I'm using PDFLib to create PDFs at my webserver which works great. I
>would however like to present the result as an image rather than a
>PDF. For fast proof reading it is much faster viewing an image,
>compared to the time it takes for Acrobat Reader to fire up and load
>the PDF.

Seems reasonable.

>So what I am looking for is a program library that can read a PDF
>and convert it to an image format of my choice. Any ideas???
There are only two libraries that I know of that will render
PDF to images - Adobe's PDFLibrary (not currently available!) and
SPDF_CP from Digital Application (). Both
are high quality PDF rendering engines (in my biased opinion, SPDF_CP
generates better images because it anti-aliases not just text, but
also vector/line art, which Acrobat/PDFL does not).

Someone attempted to do a Java-based PDF renderer (jPDF -
), but development appears to have
halted some time ago, though you may be able to license the code from
the developer. Even so, keep in mind that it was a pretty basic

Leonard Rosenthol
Sr. Software Engineer (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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