Copy Protected PDFs and PIL
robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 21:30:06 CET 2010
On 11/12/10 2:00 PM, Brett Bowman wrote:
> A whoops, good catch. I meant to say gfx and swftools. I'm using PIL to
> modify the images once I get a PNG from swftools, and I mis-spoke.
There is nothing you can do to catch the error. swftools is not written to be
used as a Python library, so it aborts the process when it runs into problems
instead of raising an exception. Tough luck.
I recommend using the pyPdf library to attempt to see if the PDF is
copy-protected first. Then use gfx to render the PDF to an image.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
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