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/*

 * $Id: alpha_channel.java,v 1.4 2014/01/30 14:05:25 rjs Exp $

 *

 * Demonstrate the use of an integrated alpha channel (aka soft masks aka

 * transparency) in images. This works with TIFF and PNG images.

 *

 * Required software: PDFlib/PDFlib+PDI/PPS 9

 * Required data: image file

 */

package com.pdflib.cookbook.pdflib.images;


import com.pdflib.pdflib;

import com.pdflib.PDFlibException;


public class alpha_channel {


    public static void main(String argv[]) {

        /* This is where the data files are. Adjust as necessary. */

        final String searchpath = "../input";

        final String outfile = "alpha_channel.pdf";

        final String title = "Add Image With Alpha Channel";


        final String imagefile = "magnolia.png";

        final double pg_width = 595;

        final double pg_height = 842;


        final String bg_text =

            "This text is visible through the transparent image.";

        final int repeat_text = 40;

       

        pdflib p = null;

        int exitcode = 0;


        try {

            p = new pdflib();


            p.set_option("searchpath={" + searchpath + "}");


            /* This means we must check return values of load_font() etc. */

            p.set_option("errorpolicy=return");


            if (p.begin_document(outfile, "") == -1)

                throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());


            p.set_info("Creator", "PDFlib Cookbook");

            p.set_info("Title", title + " $Revision: 1.4 $");


            /* Load the font */

            int font = p.load_font("Helvetica", "unicode", "");

            if (font == -1)

                throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());


            /* Load the image */

            int image = p.load_image("auto", imagefile, "");

            if (image == -1)

                throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());


            /* Define size and position of image box. */

            final double box_width = pg_height / 2;

            final double box_height = pg_width / 2;

            final double img_llx = (pg_width - box_width) / 2;

            final double img_lly = (pg_height - box_height) / 2;

           

            /* Position and size of headline box */

            final double headline_displacement = 40;

            final double headline_llx = img_llx;

            final double headline_lly =

                        img_lly + box_height + headline_displacement;

            final double headline_width = box_width;

            final double headline_height = headline_displacement;

           

            /* Start page */

            p.begin_page_ext(pg_width, pg_height, "");


            /* Create a headline */

            p.fit_textline(

                "Place an image with an alpha channel over a background",

                headline_llx, headline_lly,

                "boxsize={" + headline_width + " " + headline_height + "} "

                + "font=" + font + " fontsize=18 position=center");

           

            /*

             * Put a text in the background, covering the same area as the

             * image.

             */

            int tf = -1;

            for (int i = 0; i < repeat_text; i += 1) {

                tf = p.add_textflow(tf, bg_text, "font=" + font

                        + " fontsize=12 alignment=justify");

            }


            /* Place the textflow */

            p.fit_textflow(tf, img_llx, img_lly,

                img_llx + box_width, img_lly + box_height, "");

            p.delete_textflow(tf);

           

            /* Place the image over the textflow */

            p.fit_image(image, img_llx, img_lly,

                "boxsize={" + box_width + " " + box_height + "} "

                + "fitmethod=meet showborder position=center");

            p.close_image(image);


            p.end_page_ext("");

            p.end_document("");

        }

        catch (PDFlibException e) {

            System.err.print("PDFlib exception occurred:\n");

            System.err.print("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname()

                + ": " + e.get_errmsg() + "\n");

            exitcode = 1;

        }

        catch (Exception e) {

            System.err.println(e.toString());

            exitcode = 1;

        }

        finally {

            if (p != null) {

                p.delete();

            }

            System.exit(exitcode);

        }

    }

}