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From Andreas Lehmkuehler <andr...@lehmi.de>
Subject Re: Understanding Image Placement and Sizing
Date Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:43:32 GMT
Am 17.01.2013 01:07, schrieb Eliot Kimber:
> I am placing images onto a PDF page. The incoming images may be much larger
> (in bytes) than I want to put in the PDF, so I am downsampling as needed to
> keep the images below a certain maximum size. However, I don't want to
> downsample too much so that I don't degrade from the original any more than
> necessary.
> In my current code I'm generating JPEG images and then loading those as
> BufferedImages using ImageIO.read()(), creating a PixelMap from the
> BufferedImage, and then placing them using drawImage(), e.g. (many details
> omitted):
> bImage = ImageIO.read(imageFile);
> PDPixelMap ximage = new PDPixelMap(document, bImage);
> contentStream.drawImage(
>                  ximage,
>                  posX,
>                  posY);
> Based on my experiments, it appears that PDFBox takes the extent in pixels
> of the image as the *point* extent. For example, given an image that is
> 400x300 pixels, using the above code, the PDF viewed in Acrobat measures the
> image as 400x300 *points*.
> That seems wrong to me--my expectation was that the image would reflect the
> PDF 96ppi resolution, but maybe I've misunderstood that aspect of PDF?
> In this particular case, 400x300 pixels is too low of a resolution--I could
> easily have 3 or 4 times that and still be within my size limits.
> What I haven't quite figured out is how to place a higher-resolution image
> so that its rendered width is still the 400x300 *points*.
> I think the correct technique is to calculate the display width (preserving
> aspect ratio) and then use drawXObject, specifying the width and height
> parameters.
> Is that correct or is there something I can do in the construction of the
> binary image itself to get the effect I want?
Yes, you have to scale the image using one of the drawXObject methods.

> I haven't been able to find any code samples or guidance online on this
> issue, so if I've missed some source of graphic knowledge please point me
> there.
I'm afraid there is nothing but a simple sample using drawImage

> Thanks,
> Eliot

Andreas Lehmkühler

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