PDF.co vs ImageMagick: Review and Compare

PDF.co vs ImageMagick

PDF.co offers a variety of functionalities to help you with your PDF. These functionalities include PDF merging/splitting, search/replace text, PDF data extraction, PDF filler, document parsing, etc. It also has functionalities for barcodes such as a barcode reader and barcode generator.

ImageMagick is a free and open-source cross-platform software suite for displaying, creating, converting, modifying, and editing raster images. It can read and write over 200 image file formats.

PDF.co vs ImageMagick: Features

ImageMagick Features


  • Create, Edit, Compose, or Convert Digital Images,
  • Read and write images in a variety of formats,
  • Resize, Flip, Mirror, Rotate, Distort, Shear, and Transform Images,
  • Adjust image colors, Apply various special effects, and Draw text lines.


  • GIF Animations and Animation Meta-data,
  • Frame Disposal Methods,
  • Studying Animations,
  • Types of Animations,
  • The End of the Loop,
  • Zero Delay Intermediate Frames.

Decorate (Cutting, Adding, and Bordering)

  • Crop,
  • Adding/Removing Image Edges,
  • Adding/Removing Rows, Columns, Edges,
  • Advanced Cropping Techniques,
  • Trim, the ‘Auto-Crop’ Operator.

Special Effects

  • Blurring Images,
  • Sharpening Images,
  • Generating Shadows,
  • Specialized Blurs,
  • Feathering Shapes using Blur.

High Dynamic Range Images

  • Render/capture floating-point color space.
  • Encompass the entire perceivable gamut (extend values outside [0,1] range).
  • Post-process in extended color space.
  • Apply tone-mapping for the specific displays.


  • Keeping ImageMagick up-to-date. The latest releases have fixes for any security flaws we discovered in the past;
  • Sanitizing any filenames or command-line options you pass to ImageMagick;
  • Running ImageMagick in a sanitized software container such as Docker;
  • Running ImageMagick as the least-privileged user (e.g. ‘nobody’);
  • Explicitly setting the image file type. For example, use the filename png:image.png rather than image.png. Without an explicit image type in the filename, ImageMagick guesses the image type.
  • Do not create temporary files in shared directories, instead specify a private area to store only ImageMagick temporary files by setting the temporary-path security policy or the -define registry:temporary-path=/data/magick command-line option.

PDF.co Features

PDF Tools

  • HTML to PDF conversion supports Mustache and Handlebars.
  • Merge/Split PDF.
  • Add Text or Images to PDF, Fill PDF Forms and Create Fillable PDF Forms.
  • Add or Remove Security,
  • Search and Replace in PDF,
  • Compress PDF Online,
  • Make PDF Searchable,
  • Translate PDF.

Barcode Tools

  • Can work with all 1D or 2D barcode types.
  • Can scan barcodes from images, PDF files, and even from a link.

Generate PDF

  • Convert other documents such as Doc, DocX, RTF, TXT, XPS, HTML, Images (JPG, PNG, TIFF), XLS, and XLSX into PDF.
  • Can create PDFs from scratch or use PDF templates.

Extract Structured Data

  • Built-in OCR text recognition support.
  • Export extracted data into different types such as CSV, XML, JSON, HTML, Spreadsheets, etc.
  • Extract PDF data from various documentation including PDF with tables and images, reports, invoices, scanned documents, etc.

Security and Encryption

  • User and Owner Passwords,
  • Automatic File Removal,
  • RC4 40-Bit Encryption,
  • RC4 128-Bit Encryption,
  • AES 128-Bit Encryption,
  • AES 256-Bit Encryption,
  • Document Modification Restriction,
  • Document Content Extraction Restriction,
  • Document HTTP User and Pass Authentication.

Business-oriented Features

  • Auto detector and remover of sensitive data.
  • Email to PDF transformation. Supports emails with attachments including tools to extract important data from emails separately.

PDF.co vs ImageMagick: Integrations

PDF.co Integrations

PDF.co has over 300+ app integration available:

  • Zapier, Integromat, Bubble, API for programmers,
  • Salesforce, Dynamics 365, Zoho, CRM systems,
  • SharePoint, Office 365, Box, Egnyte, Dropbox, SignNow plus ready-to-use 300+ integrations,
  • RPA UiPath, BluePrism, Automation Anywhere,
  • RapidAPI.

ImageMagick Integration

  • ImageMagick integration is not supported.