jtlz2 jtlz2 - 1 year ago 101
Python Question

python set maximum file size when converting (pdf) to jpeg using e.g. Wand

For subsequent processing purposes, in python I am converting a multi-page PDF (

f
) into JPEGs (
temp?.jpg
):

import os
from wand.image import Image as wimage

with wimage(filename=f,resolution=300) as img:
for i in range(len(img.sequence)):
ftemp=os.path.abspath('temp%i.jpg'%i)
img_to_save=wimage(img.sequence[i])
img_to_save.compression_quality = 100
img_to_save.format='jpeg'
img_to_save.save(filename=ftemp)


I am using wand because of its ability to sequence the PDF pages, but am open to PIL etc.

I need the
resolution
and
compression_quality
to be as high as possible, but I want each JPEG to be no larger than (say) 300 kb in size.

How can I set a limit to the size of the JPEG file?

On the command line I would just do (see https://stackoverflow.com/a/11920384/1021819):

convert original.jpeg -define jpeg:extent=300kb -scale 50% output.jpg


Thanks!

Answer Source

The library has wand.image.OptionDict for managing -define attributes, but unfortunately all options are locked by wand.image.Option frozenset. IMHO, this renders the whole feature as unusable.

Luckily, you can create a quick sub-class to handle this via the wand.api.

import os
from wand.image import Image
from wand.api import library
from wand.compat import binary

class wimage(Image):
    def myDefine(self, key, value):
        """ Skip over wand.image.Image.option """
        return library.MagickSetOption(self.wand, binary(key), binary(value))


with wimage(filename=f, resolution=300) as img:
    for i in range(len(img.sequence)):
        ftemp=os.path.abspath('temp%i.jpg'%i)
        with wimage(img.sequence[i]) as img_to_save:
            img_to_save.myDefine('jpeg:extent', '300kb')
            img_to_save.compression_quality = 100
            img_to_save.format='jpeg'
            img_to_save.save(filename=ftemp)

In the near future. The wand.image.Option would be deprecated, and you could simply call img_to_save.options['jpeg:extent'] = '300kb'.

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