Rotating an Image in a PDF Document Using Java
In this article, we will learn how to Rotating an Image in a PDF document using Java. For Rotating an Image in a PDF, we will use the iText library. These are the steps that should be followed to Rotating an Image in a PDF using java.
1. Creating a PdfWriter object
The PdfWriter class represents the DocWriter for a PDF. The constructor of this class accepts a string, i.e. the path of the file where the PDF is to be created.
// importing the PdfWriter class. import com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.PdfWriter; // path where the pdf is to be created. String path = "C:/JavaPdf/rotateImage.pdf"; PdfWriter pdfwriter = new PdfWriter(path);
2. Creating a PdfDocument object
The PdfDocument class is the class that represents the PDF Document in iText, To instantiate this class in write mode, you need to pass an object of the class PdfWriter (i.e. pdfwriter from above code ) to its constructor.
// Creating a PdfDocument object. // passing PdfWriter object constructor of pdfDocument. PdfDocument pdfdocument = new PdfDocument(pdfwriter);
3. Creating the Document object
The Document class is the root element when creating a self-sufficient PDF. One of the constructors of this class accepts an object of the type PdfDocument class(i.e. pdfdocument).
// Creating a Document and passing pdfDocument object Document document = new Document(pdfdocument);
4. Create an Image object
We need the image object to manage the images. In order to create an image object, we need to create an ImageData object. We can create it by passing the string parameter that represents the path of the image to create() method of the ImageDataFactory class. Now we can create an image object by passing the ImageData object, as a parameter to the constructor of Image class.
// Create an ImageData object String imageFile = "F:/JavaPdf/image.jpg"; ImageData data = ImageDataFactory.create(imageFile); // Creating an Image object Image image = new Image(data);
5. Rotating an image
To rotate an image we use setRotationAngle(), And we got to pass an integer representing the rotation angle by which we would like to rotate the image.
// Rotating the image image.setRotationAngle(90);
6. Add image to the PDF Document
Add the image object using the add() method of the Document class, and close the document using close() method of Document class
// Adding image to the document document.add(image); // Closing the document document.close();
Example: Here is the final code that helps us in understanding how to Rotate an Image in a PDF document using Java.
Compile and Execute
javac RotateImage.java java RotateImage
Image has been rotated successfully