Rasterizing a PDF page to a thumbnail is the process of converting the page from a vector format to a pixel format. This means that the text and images on the page are converted into a grid of pixels, which can then be displayed on a screen or saved as a graphic image file.
There are many reasons why you might want to rasterize PDF pages to thumbnails. If you're aiming to support a document storage solution, you may need to generate a small preview image as a visual reference to help your users pick and choose the right documents. You also might want to use thumbnails to:
PDF to Images allows you to easily rasterize PDF pages to thumbnails by sending a POST request to any of the following endpoints:
Simply select which pages of the PDF to render, set the resolution to scale the size of the image, and choose a color profile.
curl -X POST "https://api.pdfrest.com/jpg" \ -H "Accept: application/json" \ -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" \ -H "Api-Key: 911b60db-910a-4bd3-aa0a-2858d40d9b10" \ -F "output=page1_thumbnail" \ -F "pages=1" \ -F "resolution=12" \ -F "color_model=rgb" \ -F "jpeg_quality=75" \ -F "file=@PATH_TO_FILE/Slide 16 - Breakout room.pdf" \
The response from the API will be a JSON object containing links to each of the output files, ready for download.
When rasterizing PDF pages to thumbnails, it is important to keep the following tips in mind:
Rasterizing PDF pages to thumbnails is a common requirement for a variety of applications. By using pdfRest Cloud API service, you can easily integrate a solution for rasterizing PDF pages to thumbnails in the graphic image file format that you need.
PDF to Images
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