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PDF Image JBIG2 Compression in C# (.NET Core) (Lossy & Lossless)

Sample C# (.NET Core) code for using PDFTron SDK to recompress bitonal (black and white) images in existing PDF documents using JBIG2 compression (lossless or lossy). The sample is intended to show how to specify hint information for the image encoder and is not meant to be a generic PDF optimization tool. To demonstrate the possible compression rates, we recompressed a document containing 17 scanned pages. The original input document is ~1.4MB and is using standard CCITT Fax compression. Lossless JBIG2 compression shrunk the filesize to 641KB, while lossy JBIG2 compression shrunk it to 176KB.

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// Generated code. Do not modify!
//
// Copyright (c) 2001-2018 by PDFTron Systems Inc. All Rights Reserved.
//

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Collections;

using pdftron;
using pdftron.Common;
using pdftron.Filters;
using pdftron.SDF;
using pdftron.PDF;

namespace JBIG2TestCS
{
	/// <summary>
	/// This sample project illustrates how to recompress bi-tonal images in an 
	/// existing PDF document using JBIG2 compression. The sample is not intended 
	/// to be a generic PDF optimization tool.
	/// 
	/// You can download a sample scanned document using the following link:
	///   http://www.pdftron.com/net/samplecode/data/US061222892.pdf
	///
	/// Also a sample page compressed using CCITT Fax compression is located under 
	/// 'PDFNet/Samples/TestFiles' folder.
	/// </summary>
	public class Class1
	{

		private static pdftron.PDFNetLoader pdfNetLoader = pdftron.PDFNetLoader.Instance();
		
		/// <summary>
		/// The main entry point for the application.
		/// </summary>
		static void Main() 
		{
			// Initialize PDFNet before calling any other PDFNet function.
			PDFNet.Initialize();

            string input_path = "../../TestFiles/";
            string output_path = "../../TestFiles/Output/";
            string input_filename = "US061222892-a.pdf";
            
            PDFDoc pdf_doc = new PDFDoc(input_path + input_filename);
            pdf_doc.InitSecurityHandler();
			
			SDFDoc cos_doc = pdf_doc.GetSDFDoc();
			int num_objs = cos_doc.XRefSize();

			for (int i=1; i<num_objs; ++i) 
			{
				Obj obj = cos_doc.GetObj(i);
				if (obj!=null && !obj.IsFree()&& obj.IsStream()) 
				{
					// Process only images
					DictIterator itr = obj.Find("Subtype");
					if (!itr.HasNext() || itr.Value().GetName() != "Image") 
						continue; 
					
					pdftron.PDF.Image input_image = new pdftron.PDF.Image(obj);
					pdftron.PDF.Image new_image = null;

					// Process only gray-scale images
					if (input_image.GetComponentNum() != 1) 
						continue; 
					
					int bpc = input_image.GetBitsPerComponent();
					if (bpc != 1) // Recompress 1 BPC images
						continue;
					
					// Skip images that are already compressed using JBIG2
					itr = obj.Find("Filter");
					if (itr.HasNext() && itr.Value().IsName() && 
						itr.Value().GetName() == "JBIG2Decode") 
						continue; 

					FilterReader reader = new FilterReader(obj.GetDecodedStream());
					
					ObjSet hint_set = new ObjSet();
					Obj hint = hint_set.CreateArray();
					hint.PushBackName("JBIG2");
					hint.PushBackName("Lossless");
					hint.PushBackName("Threshold");
					hint.PushBackNumber(0.4);
					hint.PushBackName("SharePages");
					hint.PushBackNumber(10000);
					
					new_image = pdftron.PDF.Image.Create(
						cos_doc, 
						reader, 							
						input_image.GetImageWidth(), 
						input_image.GetImageHeight(), 
						1, 
						ColorSpace.CreateDeviceGray(),
						hint  // A hint to image encoder to use JBIG2 compression
						);

					Obj new_img_obj = new_image.GetSDFObj();

					// Copy any important entries from the image dictionary
					itr = obj.Find("ImageMask");
					if (itr.HasNext()) new_img_obj.Put("ImageMask", itr.Value());

					itr = obj.Find("Mask");
					if (itr.HasNext()) new_img_obj.Put("Mask", itr.Value());

					cos_doc.Swap(i, new_image.GetSDFObj().GetObjNum());
				}
			}
			
			pdf_doc.Save(output_path + "US061222892_JBIG2.pdf", SDFDoc.SaveOptions.e_remove_unused);
			pdf_doc.Close();
		}
	}
}