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BackgroundImage.java
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/*
    This file is part of the iText (R) project.
    Copyright (c) 1998-2019 iText Group NV
    Authors: iText Software.
 
    For more information, please contact iText Software at this address:
    sales@itextpdf.com
 */
/**
 * This code sample was written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to this question:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21731027/backgroundimage-in-landscape-and-cover-whole-pdf-with-itextsharp
 */
package com.itextpdf.samples.sandbox.images;
 
import com.itextpdf.io.image.ImageDataFactory;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.geom.PageSize;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfDocument;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfWriter;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.canvas.PdfCanvas;
import com.itextpdf.layout.Document;
import com.itextpdf.layout.element.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.samples.GenericTest;
import com.itextpdf.test.annotations.type.SampleTest;
 
import org.junit.experimental.categories.Category;
 
import java.io.File;
 
@Category(SampleTest.class)
public class BackgroundImage extends GenericTest {
    public static final String DEST = "./target/test/resources/sandbox/images/background_image.pdf";
    public static final String IMAGE = "./src/test/resources/img/berlin2013.jpg";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new BackgroundImage().manipulatePdf(DEST);
    }
 
    @Override
    protected void manipulatePdf(String dest) throws Exception {
        PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfWriter(dest));
        // Note that it is not necessary to create new PageSize object,
        // but for testing reasons (connected to parallelization) we call constructor here
        PageSize pageSize = new PageSize(PageSize.A4).rotate();
        Document doc = new Document(pdfDoc, pageSize);
        PdfCanvas canvas = new PdfCanvas(pdfDoc.addNewPage());
        canvas.addImage(ImageDataFactory.create(IMAGE), pageSize, false);
        doc.add(new Paragraph("Berlin!"));
        doc.close();
    }
}
BackgroundTransparent.java
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/*
    This file is part of the iText (R) project.
    Copyright (c) 1998-2019 iText Group NV
    Authors: iText Software.
 
    For more information, please contact iText Software at this address:
    sales@itextpdf.com
 */
/**
 * This code sample was written by Bruno Lowagie in answer to this question:
 * http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27241731/change-background-image-in-itext-to-watermark-or-alter-opacity-c-sharp-asp-net
 */
package com.itextpdf.samples.sandbox.images;
 
import com.itextpdf.io.image.ImageData;
import com.itextpdf.io.image.ImageDataFactory;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.geom.PageSize;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfDocument;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfWriter;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.canvas.PdfCanvas;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.extgstate.PdfExtGState;
import com.itextpdf.layout.Document;
import com.itextpdf.layout.element.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.samples.GenericTest;
import com.itextpdf.test.annotations.type.SampleTest;
 
import org.junit.experimental.categories.Category;
 
import java.io.File;
 
@Category(SampleTest.class)
public class BackgroundTransparent extends GenericTest {
    public static final String DEST = "./target/test/resources/sandbox/images/background_transparent.pdf";
    public static final String IMAGE = "./src/test/resources/img/berlin2013.jpg";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new BackgroundTransparent().manipulatePdf(DEST);
    }
 
    @Override
    protected void manipulatePdf(String dest) throws Exception {
        PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfWriter(dest));
 
        // Note that it is not necessary to create new PageSize object,
        // but for testing reasons (connected to parallelization) we call constructor here
        PageSize pageSize = new PageSize(PageSize.A4).rotate();
        Document doc = new Document(pdfDoc, pageSize);
 
        PdfCanvas canvas = new PdfCanvas(pdfDoc.addNewPage());
        ImageData image = ImageDataFactory.create(IMAGE);
        canvas.saveState();
        PdfExtGState state = new PdfExtGState();
        state.setFillOpacity(0.6f);
        canvas.setExtGState(state);
        canvas.addImage(image, 0, 0, pageSize.getWidth(), false);
        canvas.restoreState();
 
        doc.add(new Paragraph("Berlin!"));
 
        doc.close();
    }
}

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