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pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw Class Reference

#include <PDFDraw.h>

Public Types

enum  PixelFormat {
  e_rgba, e_bgra, e_rgb, e_bgr,
  e_gray, e_gray_alpha, e_cmyk

Public Member Functions

 PDFDraw (double dpi=92)
 ~PDFDraw ()
void SetRasterizerType (PDFRasterizer::Type type)
void SetDPI (double dpi)
void SetImageSize (int width, int height, bool preserve_aspect_ratio=true)
void SetPageBox (Page::Box region)
void SetClipRect (Rect clip_rect)
void SetFlipYAxis (bool flip_y)
void SetRotate (Page::Rotate r)
void SetDrawAnnotations (bool render_annots)
void SetHighlightFields (bool highlight_fields)
void SetAntiAliasing (bool enable_aa)
void SetPathHinting (bool enable_hinting)
void SetThinLineAdjustment (bool pixel_grid_fit, bool stroke_adjust)
void SetImageSmoothing (bool smoothing_enabled=true, bool hq_image_resampling=false)
void SetCaching (bool enabled=true)
void SetGamma (double exp)
void SetOCGContext (OCG::Context *ctx)
void SetPrintMode (bool is_printing)
void SetDefaultPageColor (UInt8 r, UInt8 g, UInt8 b)
void SetPageTransparent (bool is_transparent)
void SetOverprint (PDFRasterizer::OverprintPreviewMode op)
void Export (Page page, const UString &filename, const char *format="PNG", SDF::Obj encoder_params=0)
void Export (Page page, Filters::Filter &stream, const char *format="PNG", SDF::Obj encoder_params=0)
void DrawInRect (Page &page, void *hdc, const Rect &rect)
const BitmapInfo GetBitmap (Page page, PixelFormat pix_fmt=e_bgra, bool demult=false)
std::vector< SeparationGetSeparationBitmaps (Page page)
const UCharGetBitmap (Page page, int &out_width, int &out_height, int &out_stride, double &out_dpi, PixelFormat pix_fmt=e_bgra, bool demult=false)
void SetErrorReportProc (PDFRasterizer::ErrorReportProc error_proc, void *data)
void SetColorPostProcessMode (PDFRasterizer::ColorPostProcessMode mode)
void Destroy ()

Detailed Description

PDFDraw contains methods for converting PDF pages to images and to Bitmap objects. Utility methods are provided to export PDF pages to various raster formats as well as to convert pages to GDI+ bitmaps for further manipulation or drawing.

This class is available on all platforms supported by PDFNet.

Definition at line 74 of file PDFDraw.h.

Member Enumeration Documentation

Pixel format type.


Definition at line 451 of file PDFDraw.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::PDFDraw ( double  dpi = 92)

PDFDraw constructor and destructor

dpi- Default resolution used to rasterize pages. If the parameter is not specified, the initial resolution is 92 dots per inch. DPI parameter can be modified at any time using PDFDraw::SetDPI() method.
pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::~PDFDraw ( )

Member Function Documentation

void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::Destroy ( )

Frees the native memory of the object.

void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::DrawInRect ( Page page,
void *  hdc,
const Rect rect 

Returns a GDI+ bitmap for the given page.

pageThe source PDF page.
GDI+ bitmap containing the rasterized image of the given page.
this method is available on .NET platform. Draws the contents of the page to a given device context.
this method is only supported on Windows platforms. If your application is running on a Windows platform, you can select GDI+ rasterizer with SetRasterizerType() and e_GDIPlus type.
pageThe source PDF page.
hdcDevice context (i.e. HDC structure).
rectThe rectangle in the device context inside of which the page will be drawn.
This method is deprecated, since the GDI+ rasterizer itself is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of PDFNet. It is recommended to use the built-in rasterizer via GetBitmap or equivalent methods or utilize the XPS print path through Convert::ToXps or Print::StartPrintJob instead.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::Export ( Page  page,
const UString filename,
const char *  format = "PNG",
SDF::Obj  encoder_params = 0 

A utility method to export the given PDF page to an image file.

pageThe source PDF page.
filename- The name of the output image file. The filename should include the extension suffix (e.g. 'c:/output/myimage.png').

format - The file format of the output image. Currently supported formats are:

  • "RAW" : RAW format. There are four possibilities: e_rgba - if transparent and color page; e_gray_alpha - if transparent and gray page; e_rgb - if opaque and color page; e_gray - if opaque and gray page. NOTE that if page is set to be transparent (SetPageTransparent), the output color channels are already multiplied by the alpha channel.
  • "BMP" : Bitmap image format (BMP)
  • "JPEG" : Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image format
  • "PNG" : 24-bit W3C Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image format
  • "PNG8" : 8-bit, palettized PNG format. The exported file size should be smaller than the one generated using "PNG", possibly at the expense of some image quality.
  • "TIFF" : Tag Image File Format (TIFF) image format.
  • "TIFF8" : Tag Image File Format (TIFF) image format (with 8-bit palete).

By default, the function exports to PNG.

encoder_params- An optional SDF dictionary object containing key/value pairs representing optional encoder parameters. The following table list possible parameters for corresponding export filters:
Parameter/Key Output Format Description/Value Example
Quality JPEG The value for compression 'Quality' must be a number between 0 and 100 specifying the tradeoff between compression ratio and loss in image quality. 100 stands for best quality.

hint.PutNumber("Quality", 60);

See the Example 2 in PDFDraw sample project.

Dither PNG, PNG8, TIFF or TIFF8. A boolean used to enable or disable dithering. Relevent only for when the image is exported in palettized or monochrome mode. hint.PutBool("Dither", true);
ColorSpace PNG or TIFF for grayscale; TIFF for CMYK; PNG, BMP, JPEG, or TIFF for Separation. A name object used to select the rendering and export color space. Currently supported values are "Gray", "RGB, "CMYK", and "Separation". The output image format must support specified color space, otherwise the parameter will be ignored. An example of image format that supports CMYK is TIFF. Image formats that support grayscale are PNG and TIFF. Separation output is supported in either a single N-Channel TIFF, or in separate single-channel files (either PNG, BMP, or JPEG). Output in "Separation" space implies that overprint simulation is on. By default, the image is rendered and exported in RGB color space. hint.PutName("ColorSpace", "CMYK");
BPC PNG or TIFF. A number used to specify 'bits per pixel' in the output file. Currently supported values are 1 and 8 (default is 8). To export monochrome (1 bit per pixel) image, use 1 as the value of BPC parameter and use TIFF or PNG as the export format for the image. By default, the image is not dithered when BPC is 1. To enable dithering add 'Dither' option in the export hint. hint.PutNumber("BPC", 1);
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::Export ( Page  page,
Filters::Filter stream,
const char *  format = "PNG",
SDF::Obj  encoder_params = 0 

Export the given PDF page to an image stream.

pageThe source PDF page.
stream- The output stream. format - The output image format. See the the overloaded method for details.
encoder_params- Optional encoder parameters. See the the overloaded method for details.
const BitmapInfo pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::GetBitmap ( Page  page,
PixelFormat  pix_fmt = e_bgra,
bool  demult = false 

Returns the raw rasterized image data for the given image.

This method is relatively low-level and is only available in PDFNet for C++. If you are using PDFNet for .NET, you can use the function with the same name that directly returns GDI+ Bitmap.
a pointer to the internal memory buffer containing the rasterized image of the given page. The buffer size is at least 'out_height*out_stride' bytes. The pixel data is stored in 8 bit per component, BGRA format.
pageThe source PDF page.
out_width- Filled by the method. The width of the target image in pixels.
out_height- Filled by the method. The height of the target image in pixels (the number of rows).
out_stride- Filled by the method. Stride determines the physical width (in bytes) of one row in memory. If this value is negative the direction of the Y axis is inverted. The absolute value of stride is of importance, because it allows rendering in buffers where rows are padded in memory (e.g. in Windows bitmaps are padded on 4 byte boundaries).
out_dpi- Filled by the method. The output resolution of the image (Dots Per Inch).
pix_fmt- Optional parameter used to specify the desired pixel format. The default pixel format is e_bgra.
demult- Specifies if the alpha is de-multiplied from the resulting color components. This parameter is only used for e_rgba, e_bgra, e_gray_alpha formats.
const UChar* pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::GetBitmap ( Page  page,
int &  out_width,
int &  out_height,
int &  out_stride,
double &  out_dpi,
PixelFormat  pix_fmt = e_bgra,
bool  demult = false 
std::vector<Separation> pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::GetSeparationBitmaps ( Page  page)

Returns a vector of rasterized separations for the given image.

This method is relatively low-level and is only available in PDFNet for C++. If you are using PDFNet for .NET, you can use the function with the same name that directly returns GDI+ Bitmap.
Separation has a pointer to the internal memory buffer containing the rasterized image of the given page. The buffer size is at least 'out_height*out_stride' bytes. The pixel data is stored in 8 bit per component, BGRA format.
pageThe source PDF page.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetAntiAliasing ( bool  enable_aa)

Enable or disable anti-aliasing.

Anti-Aliasing is a technique used to improve the visual quality of images when displaying them on low resolution devices (for example, low DPI computer monitors).

enable_aaif true anti-aliasing will be enabled. Anti-aliasing is enabled by default.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetCaching ( bool  enabled = true)

Enables or disables caching. Caching can improve the rendering performance in cases where the same page will be drawn multiple times.

enabled- if true PDFRasterizer will cache frequently used graphics objects.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetClipRect ( Rect  clip_rect)

clip the render region to the provided rect (in page space)

clip_rectclipping rect. By default, PDFDraw will rasterize the entire page box.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetColorPostProcessMode ( PDFRasterizer::ColorPostProcessMode  mode)

Set the color post processing transformation. This transform is applied to the rasterized bitmap as the final step in the rasterization process, and is applied directly to the resulting bitmap (disregarding any color space information). Color post processing only supported for RGBA output.

modeis the specific transform to be applied
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetDefaultPageColor ( UInt8  r,
UInt8  g,
UInt8  b 

Sets the default color of the page backdrop.

By default, the page color is white.

rthe red component of the page backdrop color.
gthe green component of the page backdrop color.
bthe blue component of the page backdrop color.
Only when the page backdrop is not set to transparent (SetPageTransparent), default page color is used.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetDPI ( double  dpi)

Sets the output image resolution.

DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. This parameter is used to specify the output image size and quality. A typical screen resolution for monitors these days is 92 DPI, but printers could use 200 DPI or more.

dpivalue to set the image resolution to. Higher value = higher resolution.
The size of resulting image is a function of DPI and the dimensions of the source PDF page. For example, if DPI is 92 and page is 8 inches wide, the output bitmap will have 92*8 = 736 pixels per line. If you know the dimensions of the destination bitmap, but don't care about DPI of the image you can use pdfdraw.SetImageSize() instead.
if you would like to rasterize extremely large bitmaps (e.g. with resolutions of 2000 DPI or more) it is not practical to use PDFDraw directly because of the memory required to store the entire image. In this case, you can use PDFRasterizer directly to generate the rasterized image in stripes or tiles.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetDrawAnnotations ( bool  render_annots)

Enable or disable annotation and forms rendering. By default, all annotations and form fields are rendered.

render_annotsTrue to draw annotations, false otherwise.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetErrorReportProc ( PDFRasterizer::ErrorReportProc  error_proc,
void *  data 

Sets the error handling function to be called in case an error is encountered during page rendering.

error_procError handling callback function (or delegate in .NET)
dataCustom data to be passed as a second parameter to 'error_proc'.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetFlipYAxis ( bool  flip_y)

Flips the vertical (i.e. Y) axis of the image.

flip_ytrue to flip the Y axis, false otherwise. For compatibility with most raster formats 'flip_y' is true by default.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetGamma ( double  exp)

Sets the gamma factor used for anti-aliased rendering.

expis the exponent value of gamma function. Typical values are in the range from 0.1 to 3.

Gamma correction can be used to improve the quality of anti-aliased image output and can (to some extent) decrease the appearance common anti-aliasing artifacts (such as pixel width lines between polygons).

Gamma correction is used only in the built-in rasterizer.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetHighlightFields ( bool  highlight_fields)

Enable or disable highlighting form fields. Default is disabled.

highlight_fieldstrue to highlight, false otherwise.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetImageSize ( int  width,
int  height,
bool  preserve_aspect_ratio = true 

SetImageSize can be used instead of SetDPI() to adjust page scaling so that image fits into a buffer of given dimensions.

If this function is used, DPI will be calculated dynamically for each page so that every page fits into the buffer of given dimensions.

width- The width of the image, in pixels/samples.
height- The height of the image, in pixels/samples.
preserve_aspect_ratio- True to preserve the aspect ratio, false otherwise. By default, preserve_aspect_ratio is true.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetImageSmoothing ( bool  smoothing_enabled = true,
bool  hq_image_resampling = false 

Enable or disable image smoothing.

The rasterizer allows a tradeoff between rendering quality and rendering speed. This function can be used to indicate the preference between rendering speed and quality.

image smoothing option has effect only if the source image has higher resolution that the output resolution of the image on the rasterized page. PDFNet automatically controls at what resolution/zoom factor, 'image smoothing' needs to take effect.
smoothing_enabledTrue to enable image smoothing, false otherwise.
hq_image_resamplingTrue to use a higher quality (but slower) smoothing algorithm image smoothing is enabled and hq_image_resampling is false.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetOCGContext ( OCG::Context ctx)

Sets the Optional Content Group (OCG) context that should be used when rendering the page. This function can be used to selectively render optional content (such as PDF layers) based on the states of optional content groups in the given context.

ctxOptional Content Group (OCG) context, or NULL if the rasterizer should render all content on the page.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetOverprint ( PDFRasterizer::OverprintPreviewMode  op)

Enable or disable support for overprint and overprint simulation. Overprint is a device dependent feature and the results will vary depending on the output color space and supported colorants (i.e. CMYK, CMYK+spot, RGB, etc).

By default overprint is only enabled for PDF/X files.

ope_op_on: always enabled; e_op_off: always disabled; e_op_pdfx_on: enabled for PDF/X files only.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetPageBox ( Page::Box  region)

Selects the page box/region to rasterize.

regionPage box to rasterize. By default, PDFDraw will rasterize page crop box.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetPageTransparent ( bool  is_transparent)

Sets the page color to transparent.

By default, PDFDraw assumes that the page is imposed directly on an opaque white surface. Some applications may need to impose the page on a different backdrop. In this case any pixels that are not covered during rendering will be transparent.

is_transparentIf true, page's backdrop color will be transparent. If false, the page's backdrop will be a opaque white.
If page transparency is enabled, the alpha channel will be preserved when the image is exported as PNG, TIFF(when in RGB space), or RAW.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetPathHinting ( bool  enable_hinting)

Enable or disable path hinting.

enable_hintingif true path hinting will be enabled. Path hinting is used to slightly adjust paths in order to avoid or alleviate artifacts of hair line cracks between certain graphical elements. This option is turned on by default.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetPrintMode ( bool  is_printing)

Tells the rasterizer to render the page 'print' mode. Certain page elements (such as annotations or OCG-s) are meant to be visible either on the screen or on the printed paper but not both. A common example, is the "Submit" button on electronic forms.

is_printingset to true if the page should be rendered in print mode. By default, print mode flag is set to false.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetRasterizerType ( PDFRasterizer::Type  type)

Sets the core graphics library used for rasterization and rendering. Using this method it is possible to quickly switch between different implementations. By default, PDFDraw uses the built-in, platform independent rasterizer.

typeRasterizer type.
This method is deprecated, since the GDI+ rasterizer itself is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of PDFNet. It is strongly recommended to use the built-in rasterizer and to use the XPS print path where vector conversion is needed.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetRotate ( Page::Rotate  r)

Sets the rotation value for this page.

This method is used only for drawing purposes and it does not modify the document (unlike Page::SetRotate()).
angleRotation value to be set for a given page. Must be one of the Page::Rotate values.
void pdftron::PDF::PDFDraw::SetThinLineAdjustment ( bool  pixel_grid_fit,
bool  stroke_adjust 

Set thin line adjustment parameters.

pixel_grid_fitif true (horizontal/vertical) thin lines will be snapped to integer pixel positions. This helps make thin lines look sharper and clearer. This option is turned off by default and it only works if path hinting is enabled.
stroke_adjustif true auto stroke adjustment is enabled. Currently, this would make lines with sub-pixel width to be one-pixel wide. This option is turned on by default.

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