How to convert PDF to JPEG from uploaded file (node for PDF to image API in JavaScript with PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to convert PDF to JPEG from uploaded file (node for PDF to image API in JavaScript

Today we will explain the steps and algorithm of how to convert PDF to JPEG from uploaded file (node and how to make it work in your application. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to image API in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API is the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

Fast application programming interfaces of PDF.co Web API for JavaScript plus the instruction and the code below will help to learn how to convert PDF to JPEG from uploaded file (node. Follow the instruction and copy – paste code for JavaScript into your project’s code editor. Tutorials are available along with installed PDF.co Web API if you’d like to dive deeper into the topic and the details of the API.

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ConvertPdfToJpegFromUploadedFile.js
      
/*jshint esversion: 6 */ var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); var fs = require("fs"); // `request` module is required for file upload. // Use "npm install request" command to install. var request = require("request"); // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const API_KEY = "***********************************"; // Source PDF file const SourceFile = "./sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const Pages = ""; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const Password = ""; // 1. RETRIEVE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD FILE. getPresignedUrl(API_KEY, SourceFile) .then(([uploadUrl, uploadedFileUrl]) => { // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. uploadFile(API_KEY, SourceFile, uploadUrl) .then(() => { // 3. CONVERT UPLOADED PDF FILE TO JPEG convertPdfToJpeg(API_KEY, uploadedFileUrl, Password, Pages); }) .catch(e => { console.log(e); }); }) .catch(e => { console.log(e); }); function getPresignedUrl(apiKey, localFile) { return new Promise(resolve => { // Prepare request to `Get Presigned URL` API endpoint let queryPath = `/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name=${path.basename(SourceFile)}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { let data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { // Return presigned url we received resolve([data.presignedUrl, data.url]); } else { // Service reported error console.log("getPresignedUrl(): " + data.message); } }); }) .on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log("getPresignedUrl(): " + e); }); }); } function uploadFile(apiKey, localFile, uploadUrl) { return new Promise(resolve => { fs.readFile(SourceFile, (err, data) => { request({ method: "PUT", url: uploadUrl, body: data, headers: { "Content-Type": "application/octet-stream" } }, (err, res, body) => { if (!err) { resolve(); } else { console.log("uploadFile() request error: " + e); } }); }); }); } function convertPdfToJpeg(apiKey, uploadedFileUrl, password, pages) { // Prepare URL for `PDF To JPEG` API call var queryPath = `/v1/pdf/convert/to/jpg?password=${password}&pages=${pages}&url=${uploadedFileUrl}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), method: "GET", headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { response.setEncoding("utf8"); // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { // Download generated JPEG files var page = 1; data.urls.forEach((url) => { var localFileName = `./page${page}.jpg`; var file = fs.createWriteStream(localFileName); https.get(url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated JPEG file saved as "${localFileName}" file.`); }); }); page++; }, this); } else { // Service reported error console.log("convertPdfToJpeg(): " + data.message); } }); }) .on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log("convertPdfToJpeg(): " + e); }); }

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