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Topic: Inserting PNG images in PDF file
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 82073
From: aqua15
Date: 2/25/2003 11:57 PM

Hi ,

I am trying to insert a PNG image into a PDF file. For those who are aware of PNG image formats, I am interested in images with colortype = 2 and colortype = 6.

PNG images with colortype=2 has each Pixel described as an RGB triple

PNG images with colortype = 6 has each pixel described as an RGB triple followed by an Alpha sample.

The PDF file with the Image object looks something like this

13 0 obj
/Type /XObject
/Subtype /Image
/Name /im1
/Width 309
/Height 453
/BitsPerComponent 8
/ColorSpace /DeviceRGB
/Filter [/ASCII85Decode /FlateDecode] /DecodeParms [ null <<
/Colors 3
/Columns 309
/Predictor 15
/BitsPerComponent 8
/Length 14 0 R

The PDF is displayed absolutely fine when the stream contains data from a PNG image with colortype=2 , but fails when image is of Colortype=6.

There seems to be no corruption in the data parsed out from the PNG file. So I suspect it has something to do with one of the Image Properties in the PDF image object , may be the /ColorSpace attribute.

From the PDF spec I cannot figure out, what other properties must be included / changed to acomodate the colortype=6 PNG images. Does Acrobat reader support such Images in the first place ?

greatly appreciate any help or pointers provided.

Many thanks for your patience and help.

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