how - ImageMagick/Imagick convert PDF to JPG using native PHP API
php pdf to image (2)
I’m attempting to convert PDF files into PNGs. It works great from the command line (I do have GhostScript 8.64 installed). But from PHP I’m having a problem:
$im = new Imagick($pdf_file); // this is where it throws the exception below
Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘ImagickException’ with message ‘Postscript delegate failed `23_1235606503.pdf’: No such file or directory @ pdf.c/ReadPDFImage/612′ in get_thumbnail.php:93 Stack trace: \#0 get_thumbnail.php(93): Imagick->__construct(’…’)
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, but I suspect it has something to do with my server configuration somewhere. I'm running: Apache 2.2.11 PHP 5.2.8 ImageMagick 6.4.8-9 GhostScript 8.64
Finally figured this out. The GhostScript executable (
gs) wasn't in Apache's environment path. It was in
/usr/local/bin. Though I tried several ways to add
/usr/local/bin to the path, I did not succeed. I ended up putting a symlink for
gs in the
/usr/bin directory. Now everything works perfectly.
I am successfully doing this. Here is the code that I am using to do the conversion. We are using this solution commercially. I know this question has been out there for awhile, but it may still help you.
//Convert PDF contract to image using ImageMagik and Ghostscript // NOTE: This will need to be change if running on Linux $source = $appDir."\\".$clientID."\\".$clientID.".pdf"; $dest = $appDir."\\".$clientID."\\".$clientID.".jpg"; //print("c:\\IM\\convert.exe $source $dest "); exec("c:\\IM\\convert.exe $source $dest ");