How to get thumbnails of PDF in specified image size by cloud API?

     When you need to create PDF thumbnail by cloud API, maybe you can have a free trial of VeryPDF newly released software PDF to Image Converter Cloud API, by which you can convert PDF to image and specify output image file size. By specifying image file size, you can create PDF thumbnail easily.  This cloud based PDF to Image Converter allows you to output many kinds of image file formats like JPG, PNG, normal TIFF, Faxable TIFF, GIF, TGA, PCX, BMP. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Create PDF thumbnail

  • When you use this cloud based application to create PDF thumbnail, you do not need to download any application. Simply open any kind of browser and connect with the web net, then the conversion could be done easily.
  • VeryPDF cloud based API conversion runs within browser, the URL of the conversion format. So when you create PDF thumbnail, please refer to the following URL format:
    By this above URL, we can create PDF thumbnail  by PDF first page. And specify the page size as 300x600 pixel. Please pay more attention to the structure of the URL, first part is the main API website URL, API code, app used, the URL of the PDF which needs to be converted and last the limitation parameters to limit the conversion.
    Now let us check the parameters used in above URL:
  • -width <int>                  : set image width, unit is pixel, same as -w
    -h <int>                          : set image height, unit is pixel
    -height <int>                 : set image height, unit is pixel, same as -h
    -resizetofit1                   : resize all image files to fit first image's width and height

  • Now let us check the creating effect from the following snapshot. The thumbnail was created in the size of 300x300, you can create much more little one according to your need. The thumbnail image formats and size could be chosen.  

create PDF thumbnail

Why create PDF thumbnail by cloud based application?

  • For one thing, it is much more easily. You do not need to install any application. Simply open browser then the conversion could be done.
  • It is much more cheaper. If you have API code, this software is totally free for you. Even if you do not have API code, buy one less than 20$ then you can use it together with other applications of API.
  • The API conversion can be done without computer platform and system limitation. You can also use it together with other programming languages like C#, VB and others.

By this method, we can create PDF thumbnail easily by cloud based application. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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