Replacing images

31st May 2016
iText PDF

This example was written in response to the question How to convert colored images to black and white?

ReplaceImage.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/26580912/pdf-convert-to-black-and-white-pngs
 */
package com.itextpdf.samples.sandbox.images;
 
import com.itextpdf.io.image.ImageDataFactory;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.*;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.xobject.PdfImageXObject;
import com.itextpdf.layout.element.Image;
import com.itextpdf.samples.GenericTest;
import com.itextpdf.test.annotations.type.SampleTest;
 
import org.junit.experimental.categories.Category;
 
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
 
@Category(SampleTest.class)
public class ReplaceImage extends GenericTest {
    public static final String DEST = "./target/test/resources/sandbox/images/replace_image.pdf";
    public static final String SRC = "./src/test/resources/pdfs/image.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new ReplaceImage().manipulatePdf(DEST);
    }
 
    public static Image makeBlackAndWhitePng(PdfImageXObject image) throws IOException {
        BufferedImage bi = image.getBufferedImage();
        BufferedImage newBi = new BufferedImage(bi.getWidth(), bi.getHeight(), BufferedImage.TYPE_USHORT_GRAY);
        newBi.getGraphics().drawImage(bi, 0, 0, null);
        ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
        ImageIO.write(newBi, "png", baos);
        return new Image(ImageDataFactory.create(baos.toByteArray()));
    }
 
    public static void replaceStream(PdfStream orig, PdfStream stream) throws IOException {
        orig.clear();
        orig.setData(stream.getBytes());
        for (PdfName name : stream.keySet()) {
            orig.put(name, stream.get(name));
        }
    }
 
    @Override
    protected void manipulatePdf(String dest) throws Exception {
        PdfDocument pdfDoc = new PdfDocument(new PdfReader(SRC), new PdfWriter(dest));
        PdfDictionary page = pdfDoc.getFirstPage().getPdfObject();
        PdfDictionary resources = page.getAsDictionary(PdfName.Resources);
        PdfDictionary xobjects = resources.getAsDictionary(PdfName.XObject);
        PdfName imgRef = xobjects.keySet().iterator().next();
        PdfStream stream = xobjects.getAsStream(imgRef);
        Image img = makeBlackAndWhitePng(new PdfImageXObject(stream));
        replaceStream(stream, img.getXObject().getPdfObject());
        pdfDoc.close();
    }
}

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