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Convert PDF with color image to Monochrome image

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Topic: Convert PDF with color image to Monochrome image
Posted By: John_Hagglof
Subject: Convert PDF with color image to Monochrome image
Date Posted: 16 Oct 14 at 8:38AM

I need to:
Convert PDF with color image or greyscale to Monochrome image.
Resample down to 300/200 dpi.

I have Debenu Quick PDF Library 11

Best regards

Posted By: tfrost
Date Posted: 16 Oct 14 at 11:20AM
In my experience, dithering color to monochrome is best done with a specialist graphics library.  You may have to choose the dithering algorithm to suit the type of image you start with.  Obviously, the availability of good graphics libraries depends on what programming language you are using.

If you start with DARenderPageToStream you can create a color bitmap with the correct resolution and scaling.  Then use your graphics library to convert this to monochrome.  Finally, if your destination happens to be 200dpi fax, convert your monochrome bitmap to a TIF with the appropriate fax encoding.

Posted By: Ingo
Date Posted: 15 Nov 19 at 8:10PM
Hi John,

few years toolate but... ;-)
Here's an older thread dealing with a similar issue.
QuickPDF can do at least a little bit:


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