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From Manuel Fomitescu <manuel.fomite...@gmail.com>
Subject Sugestion for improvement
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:02:32 GMT

I wan to use pdfbox in my project instead of the pdfl C adobe library.
For the task I have to calculate the width/height of the first page of the
document I used the following code:

PDDocument document = PDDocument.load(new File(args[0]));
PDPage pdPage = document.getPage(0);

System.out.println("PDFBOX - NoPage: " + document.getNumberOfPages());
Aystem.out.println("PDFBOX - FirstPage Height: " +
System.out.println("PDFBOX - FirstPage Width: " +

To obtain the same thing with pdfl I run I command line with some
parameters and read the response from a file, more ugly from java code.

But the performance is a big problem.

So with a 90MB pdf document I obtained a performance of 400millisec with
pdfbox and 50millisec with pdfl. For a 1.7GB document I obtained a
performace of 47106millisec with pdfbox and 151millisec with pdfl. These
are very big differences.

The main problem is that for accessing the first page I have to load the
entire document and after that I can access the first page.
PDFL has a constructor for a document with the page parameter and loads
only that page from the document. Because of that it is working so fast

Best regards,

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