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We prepared this step by step tutorial with screenshots on how to turn off text layer when converting PDF to PNG or PDF to JPG in Zapier.

Due to great variations of input sources, this tutorial will assume you have already set up the trigger phase before the “Do this” part, where PDF.co comes into play.

Quick navigation:

1. Use IRS Form 1040
2. Setup PDF.co for Zapier
3. Under “Do this …” Choose App & Event search and select PDF.co from the list of apps
4. Under Choose Action Event select PDF To Anything
5. Under Customize PdF To Anything set the Output Format to PNG image or JPG
6. Under PDF URL, paste your source file link
7. Under Pages, enter 0,1 for pages 1 and 2
8. Under Custom Profiles paste code
9. On the Send Data step click TEST & REVIEW
10. The returned url are the direct links to the PNG or JPG files
11. Check if everything works correctly and without errors then hit RETEST & CONTINUE
12. Give a name to your Zap at the top-left corner, then hit Done Editing, you can then TURN ZAP ON

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Step by step guide:

1. As input PDF form, we will use IRS form 1040 (also known as Form 1040, Form 1040-SR, and 1040-NR)

f1040

2. Next, setup your PDF.co for Zapier

3. Under “Do this …” Choose App & Event search and select PDF.co from the list of apps

PDF To Anything

4. Under Choose Action Event select PDF To Anything

5. Under Customize PdF To Anything set the Output Format to PNG image or JPG

Output Format

6. Under PDF URL, paste your source file link.

7. Under Pages, enter 0,1 for pages 1 and 2.

8. Under Custom Profiles paste { "profiles": [ { "profile1": { "RenderTextObjects": false } } ] } as shown here:

PDF To Anything Customize

Note: You can also control if vector objects or raster image objects are shown or not. For example, you can turn off all vector drawings:

{
"profiles": [
{ "profile1": {
"RenderTextObjects": true,
"RenderVectorObjects": false,
"RenderImageObjects": true
}
}
]}

9. On the Send Data step click TEST & REVIEW

Test and Review

10. The returned url are the direct links to the PNG or JPG files

Custom Profile

11. Check if everything works correctly and without errors then hit RETEST & CONTINUE

12. Give a name to your Zap at the top-left corner, then hit Done Editing, you can then TURN ZAP ON

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