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@lekhnath lekhnath/pdf2png.js forked from rasmuswikman/pdf2png.js
Last active Aug 29, 2015

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var exec = require('child_process').exec;
var fs = require('fs');
var util = require('util');
var http = require('http');
var url = require('url');
var PDFDocument = require('pdfkit'); //
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
// Parse URL to get a filename
var urlObj = url.parse(req.url, true);
var filename = urlObj.query["filename"];
//Create a PDF with PDFKit
var doc = new PDFDocument();
doc.pipe(fs.createWriteStream('output/' + filename + '.pdf'));
doc.text('Your file: '+filename+'.pdf', 20, 20);
doc.text('Was created successfully if you see this.', 20, 30);;
doc.moveTo(100, 150);
doc.lineTo(100, 250);
doc.lineTo(200, 250);
// Render PNG with GhostScript
exec("/usr/bin/gs -dQUIET -dPARANOIDSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dNOPROMPT -sDEVICE=png16m -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=4 -r72 -dFirstPage=1 -dLastPage=1 -sOutputFile=./output/"+filename+".png ./output/"+filename+".pdf", function (error, stdout, stderr) {
if ( error !== null ) {
else {
var img = fs.readFileSync('./output/'+filename+'.png');
res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'image/png' });
res.end(img, 'binary');
console.log('Created PNG: '+filename+'.png');
console.log('Server running.');
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