PDF to Image Ruby Reference

class PdfToImageClient

All setter methods return PdfToImageClient object unless specified otherwise.

Constructor

def initialize(user_name, api_key)
Constructor for the Pdfcrowd API client.
user_name
Your username at Pdfcrowd.
api_key
Your API key.

Conversion Input

def convertUrl(url)
Convert an image.
url
The address of the image to convert.
The supported protocols are http:// and https://.
Returns
  • byte[] - Byte array containing the conversion output.
def convertUrlToStream(url, out_stream)
Convert an image and write the result to an output stream.
url
The address of the image to convert.
The supported protocols are http:// and https://.
out_stream
The output stream that will contain the conversion output.
def convertUrlToFile(url, file_path)
Convert an image and write the result to a local file.
url
The address of the image to convert.
The supported protocols are http:// and https://.
file_path
The output file path.
def convertFile(file)
Convert a local file.
file
The path to a local file to convert.
The file must exist and not be empty.
Returns
  • byte[] - Byte array containing the conversion output.
def convertFileToStream(file, out_stream)
Convert a local file and write the result to an output stream.
file
The path to a local file to convert.
The file must exist and not be empty.
out_stream
The output stream that will contain the conversion output.
def convertFileToFile(file, file_path)
Convert a local file and write the result to a local file.
file
The path to a local file to convert.
The file must exist and not be empty.
file_path
The output file path.
def convertRawData(data)
Convert raw data.
data
The raw content to be converted.
Returns
  • byte[] - Byte array with the output.
def convertRawDataToStream(data, out_stream)
Convert raw data and write the result to an output stream.
data
The raw content to be converted.
out_stream
The output stream that will contain the conversion output.
def convertRawDataToFile(data, file_path)
Convert raw data to a file.
data
The raw content to be converted.
file_path
The output file path.
def convertStream(in_stream)
Convert the contents of an input stream.
in_stream
The input stream with source data.
Returns
  • byte[] - Byte array containing the conversion output.
def convertStreamToStream(in_stream, out_stream)
Convert the contents of an input stream and write the result to an output stream.
in_stream
The input stream with source data.
out_stream
The output stream that will contain the conversion output.
def convertStreamToFile(in_stream, file_path)
Convert the contents of an input stream and write the result to a local file.
in_stream
The input stream with source data.
file_path
The output file path.

Conversion Format

def setOutputFormat(output_format)
The format of the output file.
output_format
Allowed values:
  • png
  • jpg
  • gif
  • tiff
  • bmp
  • ico
  • ppm
  • pgm
  • pbm
  • pnm
  • psb
  • pct
  • ras
  • tga
  • sgi
  • sun
  • webp
Default: png

General Options

def setPdfPassword(password)
Password to open the encrypted PDF file.
password
The input PDF password.
def setPrintPageRange(pages)
Set the page range to print.
pages
A comma separated list of page numbers or ranges.
Examples:
  • Just the second page is printed.
    setPrintPageRange("2")
  • The first and the third page are printed.
    setPrintPageRange("1,3")
  • Everything except the first page is printed.
    setPrintPageRange("2-")
  • Just first 3 pages are printed.
    setPrintPageRange("-3")
  • Pages 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are printed.
    setPrintPageRange("3,6-9")
def setDpi(dpi)
Set the output graphics DPI.
Availability: API client >= 5.16.0, converter >= 20.10. See versioning.
dpi
The DPI value.
Default: 144
def isZippedOutput()
A helper method to determine if the output file from a conversion process is a zip archive. The conversion output can be either a single image file or a zip file containing one or more image files. This method should be called after the conversion has been successfully completed.
Returns
  • bool - True if the conversion output is a zip archive, otherwise False.
def setForceZip(value)
Enforces the zip output format.
value
Set to true to get the output as a zip archive.
Default: false
def setUseCropbox(value)
Use the crop box rather than media box.
value
Set to true to use crop box.
Default: false
def setCropAreaX(x)
Set the top left X coordinate of the crop area in points.
x
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: 0
Example:
  • setCropAreaX(100)
def setCropAreaY(y)
Set the top left Y coordinate of the crop area in points.
y
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: 0
Example:
  • setCropAreaY(100)
def setCropAreaWidth(width)
Set the width of the crop area in points.
width
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: PDF page width.
Example:
  • setCropAreaWidth(100)
def setCropAreaHeight(height)
Set the height of the crop area in points.
height
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: PDF page height.
Example:
  • setCropAreaHeight(100)
def setCropArea(x, y, width, height)
Set the crop area. It allows to extract just a part of a PDF page.
x
Set the top left X coordinate of the crop area in points.
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: 0
y
Set the top left Y coordinate of the crop area in points.
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: 0
width
Set the width of the crop area in points.
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: PDF page width.
height
Set the height of the crop area in points.
Must be a positive integer number or 0.
Default: PDF page height.
def setUseGrayscale(value)
Generate a grayscale image.
value
Set to true to generate a grayscale image.
Default: false

Miscellaneous

def setDebugLog(value)
Turn on the debug logging. Details about the conversion are stored in the debug log. The URL of the log can be obtained from the getDebugLogUrl method or available in conversion statistics.
value
Set to true to enable the debug logging.
Default: false
def getDebugLogUrl()
Get the URL of the debug log for the last conversion.
Returns
  • string - The link to the debug log.
def getRemainingCreditCount()
Get the number of conversion credits available in your account.
This method can only be called after a call to one of the convertXtoY methods.
The returned value can differ from the actual count if you run parallel conversions.
The special value 999999 is returned if the information is not available.
Returns
  • int - The number of credits.
def getConsumedCreditCount()
Get the number of credits consumed by the last conversion.
Returns
  • int - The number of credits.
def getJobId()
Get the job id.
Returns
  • string - The unique job identifier.
def getPageCount()
Get the number of pages in the output document.
Returns
  • int - The page count.
def getOutputSize()
Get the size of the output in bytes.
Returns
  • int - The count of bytes.
def getVersion()
Get the version details.
Returns
  • string - API version, converter version, and client version.
def setTag(tag)
Tag the conversion with a custom value. The tag is used in conversion statistics. A value longer than 32 characters is cut off.
tag
A string with the custom tag.
Example:
  • setTag("client-1234")
def setHttpProxy(proxy)
A proxy server used by Pdfcrowd conversion process for accessing the source URLs with HTTP scheme. It can help to circumvent regional restrictions or provide limited access to your intranet.
proxy
The value must have format DOMAIN_OR_IP_ADDRESS:PORT.
Examples:
  • setHttpProxy("myproxy.com:8080")
  • setHttpProxy("113.25.84.10:33333")
def setHttpsProxy(proxy)
A proxy server used by Pdfcrowd conversion process for accessing the source URLs with HTTPS scheme. It can help to circumvent regional restrictions or provide limited access to your intranet.
proxy
The value must have format DOMAIN_OR_IP_ADDRESS:PORT.
Examples:
  • setHttpsProxy("myproxy.com:443")
  • setHttpsProxy("113.25.84.10:44333")

API Client Options

def setUseHttp(value)
Specifies if the client communicates over HTTP or HTTPS with Pdfcrowd API.
value
Set to true to use HTTP.
Default: false

Warning

Using HTTP is insecure as data sent over HTTP is not encrypted. Enable this option only if you know what you are doing.

def setUserAgent(agent)
Set a custom user agent HTTP header. It can be useful if you are behind a proxy or a firewall.
agent
The user agent string.
Default: pdfcrowd_ruby_client/5.20.0 (https://pdfcrowd.com)
def setProxy(host, port, user_name, password)
Specifies an HTTP proxy that the API client library will use to connect to the internet.
host
The proxy hostname.
port
The proxy port.
user_name
The username.
password
The password.
def setRetryCount(count)
Specifies the number of automatic retries when the 502 or 503 HTTP status code is received. The status code indicates a temporary network issue. This feature can be disabled by setting to 0.
count
Number of retries.
Default: 1
Example:
  • setRetryCount(3)