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Not converting to PDF properly

Apr 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Using this image:

In the following code, on the last line, the format of the image(magickImageNew ) is .png when it should be .pdf:
        var destinationStream = new FileStream("test.pdf", FileMode.Create);

        //this is the image in dropbox
        string sourceFilePath = @"C:\22525_008_0030_CC.tif";

        MagickImage magickImage1 = new MagickImage(sourceFilePath);

        magickImage1.Format = MagickFormat.Pdf;
        magickImage1.Density = new MagickGeometry(300, 300);


        MagickImage magickImageNew;

        destinationStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
        magickImageNew = new MagickImage(destinationStream);
Let me know if you need more information or if I am missing something.

Thanks, Tim
Apr 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM
You have found a bug in ImageMagick. Thank you for reporting this. I just submitted a patch to the ImageMagick repository. This will be fixed in the next release of Magick.NET.
Apr 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM
You may not know this currently, but any idea if this bug is constrained only to converting to .pdf's, or might it involve more conversion types?
Apr 25, 2014 at 5:05 AM
It is limited to a small set of image types that cannot read directly from a memory blob. It this case it is happening because Magick.NET uses Ghostscript to convert the PDF. The following is happening:
  1. Format of data in stream is checked.
  2. If PDF then write the data of the stream to a temporary file.
  3. Tell Ghostscript to convert the PDF to a PNG file.
  4. Read PNG files and return image.
As you can see the PNG format is used in step 3 and the fix I added will set the format to PDF in step 4.