Image to PDF in Java

This page describes how to convert images to PDF in Java using the Pdfcrowd API. The API is easy to use and the integration takes only a few of lines of code.

Samples

Installation

Download pdfcrowd-5.6.2-java.zip, unzip it and copy pdfcrowd-5.6.2.jar to your CLASSPATH.

We also offer other installation options (Maven, GitHub).

Authentication

Authentication is needed in order to use the Pdfcrowd API. The credentials used for accessing the API are your Pdfcrowd username and the API key.

To get your personal API credentials, you can start a free API trial or buy the API license.

Examples

import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // run the conversion and write the result to a file
            client.convertFileToFile("/path/to/logo.png", "logo.pdf");
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // run the conversion and store the result into the "pdf" variable
            byte[] pdf = client.convertFile("/path/to/logo.png");

            // at this point the "pdf" variable contains PDF raw data and
            // can be sent in an HTTP response, saved to a file, etc.
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // create an output stream for the conversion result
            FileOutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream("logo.pdf");

            // run the conversion and write the result into the output stream
            client.convertFileToStream("/path/to/logo.png", outputStream);

            // close the output stream
            outputStream.close();
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // run the conversion and write the result to a file
            client.convertUrlToFile("https://pdfcrowd.com/static/images/logo.png", "logo.pdf");
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // run the conversion and store the result into the "pdf" variable
            byte[] pdf = client.convertUrl("https://pdfcrowd.com/static/images/logo.png");

            // at this point the "pdf" variable contains PDF raw data and
            // can be sent in an HTTP response, saved to a file, etc.
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // create an output stream for the conversion result
            FileOutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream("logo.pdf");

            // run the conversion and write the result into the output stream
            client.convertUrlToStream("https://pdfcrowd.com/static/images/logo.png", outputStream);

            // close the output stream
            outputStream.close();
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Paths;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // run the conversion and write the result to a file
            client.convertRawDataToFile(Files.readAllBytes(Paths.get("/path/to/logo.png")), "logo.pdf");
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Paths;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // run the conversion and store the result into the "pdf" variable
            byte[] pdf = client.convertRawData(Files.readAllBytes(Paths.get("/path/to/logo.png")));

            // at this point the "pdf" variable contains PDF raw data and
            // can be sent in an HTTP response, saved to a file, etc.
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Paths;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // create an output stream for the conversion result
            FileOutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream("logo.pdf");

            // run the conversion and write the result into the output stream
            client.convertRawDataToStream(Files.readAllBytes(Paths.get("/path/to/logo.png")), outputStream);

            // close the output stream
            outputStream.close();
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}
import com.pdfcrowd.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ApiTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, Pdfcrowd.Error {
        try {
            // create the API client instance
            Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient client =
                new Pdfcrowd.ImageToPdfClient("your_username", "your_apikey");

            // configure the conversion
            client.setDebugLog(true);

            // run the conversion and write the result to a file
            client.convertFileToFile("/path/to/logo.png", "logo.pdf");
            
            // print URL to the debug log
            System.out.println("Debug log url: " + client.getDebugLogUrl());
            
            // print the number of available conversion credits in your account
            System.out.println("Remaining credit count: " + client.getRemainingCreditCount());
            
            // print the number of credits consumed by the conversion
            System.out.println("Consumed credit count: " + client.getConsumedCreditCount());
            
            // print the unique ID of the conversion
            System.out.println("Job id: " + client.getJobId());
            
            // print the size of the output in bytes
            System.out.println("Output size: " + client.getOutputSize());
        }
        catch(Pdfcrowd.Error why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("Pdfcrowd Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
        catch(IOException why) {
            // report the error
            System.err.println("IO Error: " + why);

            // rethrow or handle the exception
            throw why;
        }
    }
}

Troubleshooting

API Method Reference

Refer for details to the API Method Reference.