How to replace text with image from PDF in Python using PDF.co Web API

What is PDF.co Web API? It 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.

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ReplaceTextWithImageFromUrlAsynchronously.py
      
""" Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To Text" job example. Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. """ import os import requests # pip install requests import time import datetime # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api API_KEY = "******************************************" # Base URL for PDF.co Web API requests BASE_URL = "https://api.pdf.co/v1" # Direct URL of source PDF file. SourceFileURL = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-split/sample.pdf" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. Password = "" # Destination PDF file name DestinationFile = ".\\result.pdf" # (!) Make asynchronous job Async = True def main(args = None): replaceImageFromPdf(SourceFileURL, DestinationFile) def replaceImageFromPdf(uploadedFileUrl, destinationFile): """Replace Text With Image from PDF using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare URL for 'Replace Text With Image from PDF' API request url = "{}/pdf/edit/replace-text-with-image?async={}&name={}&password={}&url={}&searchString=/creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/&replaceImage=https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/image-to-pdf/image1.png".format( BASE_URL, Async, os.path.basename(destinationFile), Password, uploadedFileUrl ) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.get(url, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY, "content-type": "application/octet-stream" }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Asynchronous job ID jobId = json["jobId"] # URL of the result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Check the job status in a loop. # If you don't want to pause the main thread you can rework the code # to use a separate thread for the status checking and completion. while True: status = checkJobStatus(jobId) # Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". # Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) print(datetime.datetime.now().strftime("%H:%M.%S") + ": " + status) if status == "success": # 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}") break elif status == "working": # Pause for a few seconds time.sleep(3) else: print(status) break else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") def checkJobStatus(jobId): """Checks server job status""" url = f"{BASE_URL}/job/check?jobid={jobId}" response = requests.get(url, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() return json["status"] else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") return None if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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