Public release of the Datalogics PDF WebAPI

Public release of the Datalogics PDF WebAPI

On behalf of the PDF Web API team and Datalogics, I’m excited to announce the public release of the Datalogics PDF WebAPI. The PDF WebAPI is a RESTful API that provides scalable, cloud based services for PDF page level manipulations, PDF forms processing, and PDF rendering. These services are being offered from Datalogics through usage based subscriptions beginning with the Free Plan and scaling to the Enterprise Plan to meet the demands of the developer community.

PDF WebAPI services that are available include:
DecorateDocument adds headers and footers to an input PDF document. The content placement of the headers and footers are drawn from XML files that you provide.

ExportFormData takes a PDF document, containing either an embedded AcroForm or an XFA Form, and exports the data in the form fields to an output file for further processing.

FillForm will take a PDF form and either a FDF or XFDF file as input and return a new PDF with the data merged and calculations executed.

FlattenForm will take a PDF form as input and return a “flattened” version removing any form fields and leaving only the field appearances in their place; annotations are also flattened.

RenderPages will take a PDF file as input and will return either a multipage TIFF file of the pages you specify for conversion or a single page in a variety of other web image formats like jpeg or png. The RenderPages service uses the Adobe PDF Library and the Adobe Color Engine for the conversion so you get the most accurate color conversion available today.

Datalogics PDF2IMG demo (powered by PDF WebAPI):
We’ve also updated the Datalogics PDF2IMG demo, an online tool powered by the PDF WebAPI that allows you to drag and drop PDF files for conversion to image.

The Future:
We plan to expand the functionality from our PDF Enterprise product line available in the PDF WebAPI to include common PDF workflows like merging documents, adding watermarks, and optimization. If there is anything you would like to see added feel free to contact us and let us know!

Getting Started:
To get started visit the PDF WebAPI product page to sign up for an account and obtain an app key.

I also want to thank our friends and colleagues who signed up for the prerelease and provided invaluable feedback. We very much look forward to opening this up to the public and building our developer community.

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