How to Add Text and Images to PDF in Python using Web API Web API is the flexible Web API that includes a full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, PDF splitting and PDF merging. It can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and PDF.

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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 a set of data extraction functions, and tools for document manipulation, splitting, and merging of PDF files.

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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. # You can also upload your own file into and use it as url. Check "Upload File" samples for code snippets: 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): import json """Add image using Web API""" # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: payload = json.dumps({ "name": os.path.basename(destinationFile), "password": Password, "url": SourceFileUrl, "images": [{ "url": ImageUrl, "x": X, "y": Y, "width": Width, "height": Height, "pages": Pages }] }) # Prepare URL for 'PDF Edit' API request url = "{}/pdf/edit/add".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response =, data=payload, 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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