How to add text and images to PDF in Python with Web API

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The sample source code below will teach you how to add text and images to PDF in Python. Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf and you can use it to add text and images to PDF with Python.

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import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at API_KEY = "******************************************" # Base URL for Web API requests BASE_URL = "" # Direct URL of source PDF file. SourceFileUrl = "" #Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. Pages = "" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. Password = "" # Destination PDF file name DestinationFile = ".//result.pdf" # Image params Type = "image" X = 400 Y = 20 Width = 119 Height = 32 ImageUrl = "" def main(args = None): addImageToExistingPdf(DestinationFile) def addImageToExistingPdf(destinationFile): """Add image using Web API""" # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: parameters = {} parameters["name"] = os.path.basename(destinationFile) parameters["password"] = Password parameters["pages"] = Pages parameters["url"] = SourceFileUrl parameters["type"] = Type parameters["x"] = X parameters["y"] = Y parameters["width"] = Width parameters["height"] = Height parameters["urlimage"] = ImageUrl # Prepare URL for 'PDF Edit' API request url = "{}/pdf/edit/add".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response =, data=parameters, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Get URL of result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Download result file r = requests.get(resultFileUrl, stream=True) if (r.status_code == 200): with open(destinationFile, 'wb') as file: for chunk in r: file.write(chunk) print(f"Result file saved as \"{destinationFile}\" file.") else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") if __name__ == '__main__': main()



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