Guide to PDFCrowd Products

Overview

This guide offers an overview of our products. It includes information on the key features and benefits of each product. For additional information or specific inquiries, we encourage you to contact us.

WordPress Plugins

PDFCrowd offers two WordPress plugins that are:

  • Easy to Install: Suitable for users of all technical levels.
  • Highly Configurable: Provide extensive options to customize the generated plugin output.

Save as PDF

This plugin integrates a button onto web pages, enabling site visitors to convert and download pages as PDFs with a single click.

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Save as Image

This plugin integrates a button onto web pages, allowing site visitors to capture and save pages as image screenshots with a single click.

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Developer APIs

The suite of PDFCrowd converter APIs facilitates the programmatic conversion between various document formats. The HTML to PDF API, the flagship offering, is particularly popular.

API Characteristics:

  • HTTP-Based: Ensures compatibility across nearly all environments.
  • Supporting Libraries: PDFCrowd provides API client libraries for popular programming languages, simplifying integration into customer applications.
  • Quick Integration: API integration is straightforward, typically requiring only minutes to set up.
  • Highly Configurable: Provides extensive options to customize the conversions and fine-tune the output documents.

Cloud-based API Benefits:

  • Reduced System Load: Offloading the resource-intensive task of document conversion to cloud service minimizes the impact on the client’s system's resources.
  • Scalability: The service dynamically allocates resources to meet changing demands without capacity constraints.
  • High Availability: PDFCrowd employs redundant servers across multiple zones to maintain API operation even during local disruptions.
  • Maintenance-Free: PDFCrowd manages all hardware and software maintenance, lifting the burden from the client.
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HTML to PDF API

The HTML to PDF API converts webpages and HTML content into high-quality PDF documents. This API serves as a versatile PDF generation tool, ideal for applications requiring dynamic PDF creation.

Use Cases:

  • Document Generation: Efficiently creates reports, invoices, newsletters, manuals, eBooks, brochures, flyers, resumes, portfolios, presentations, agreements, contracts, memos, announcements, tickets, real estate listings, etc.
  • Web Content Download: Enables website visitors to download web pages as PDFs directly.
  • HTML Conversion: Transforms any web page or HTML file into a PDF document.
Advantages:

The HTML to PDF API simplifies the complex PDF generation process. It allows users to work with familiar HTML markup for document composition, which is then seamlessly converted into PDF format, avoiding the intricacies of lower-level PDF generation libraries. Additionaly, many documents such as invoices, reports, and user manuals already exist in HTML format, which makes HTML an even more attractive source for PDF generation.

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HTML to Image API

This API allows for the conversion of webpages and HTML content into image formats, facilitating the capture of web pages and HTML documents as images. It is ideal for creating visual representations of web content.

Use Cases:

  • Web Content Visualization: Generates webpage screenshots, thumbnails, infographics, and visual reports.
  • Social Media Integration: Produces images suitable for sharing across social media platforms.
  • Content Capture: Enables the conversion of any web page or HTML file content directly into an image.
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PDF to PDF API

This API provides functionalities for manipulating existing PDF documents. It is designed to facilitate modifications and management of PDF files within applications.

Use Cases:

  • File Merging: Join multiple PDF files into a single document.
  • Page Management: Extract or remove specific pages from a PDF file.
  • Attribute Adjustment: Modify attributes of PDF files, such as metadata or security settings.
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PDF to Text API

This API is designed to enhance the accessibility and usability of PDF content by converting it into text format, facilitating integration with various applications.

Use Cases:

  • Content Indexing: Makes documents searchable and accessible within database systems, improving data retrieval capabilities.
  • Content Extraction: Extracts text for detailed analysis and processing in other applications.
  • Automated Document Workflows: Streamlines workflows by automatically extracting text from PDFs and integrating it into other systems.
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Image to PDF API

This API facilitates the conversion of image files into the universally accessible and standardized PDF format, ideal for integration into digital archiving systems.

Use Cases:

  • Document Digitization: Enables efficient digitization of physical documents, converting them into PDF format for secure, long-term digital archiving. This process helps preserve document integrity and enhances retrievability.
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Image to Image API

This API provides image manipulation capabilities, allowing for direct modifications of image files within applications.

Use Cases:

  • Format Conversion: Enables the conversion of images between various file formats, supporting a broad range of image types.
  • Image Editing: Offers tools to resize, rotate, and crop images directly via the API.
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Online Tools

PDFCrowd Online Tools provide a straightforward way for users to perform common file conversion and manipulation tasks directly within their web browsers. These tools offer a simplified interface for quick and easy conversions, such as turning web pages into PDFs or combining multiple files into a single PDF.

Features:

  • Convenient Conversions: The tools allow anyone to perform conversions like webpage to PDF or file merging directly from their browser.
  • Immediate Accessibility: No downloads or installations required, the tools can used instantly from any web browser.
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