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Import Multipage Files Plugin

Available: on-premises, cloud

Overview

Import Multipage Files plugin is required when running a batch on multipage images. This plugin will break the multipage pdf’s and tiffs into multiple single page tiffs. Multipage pdf’s will be converted to single page tiffs using Ghostscript/Recostar whereas multipage tiffs will be converted to page single page tiffs using ImageMagick/GraphicMagick .

Configuration

IMPORT_MULTIPAGE_FILES properties can be edited at following admin UI:

Configurable propertyType of valueValue optionsDescription
IM Convert Input Image ParametersStringN-AInput parameters for ImageMagick image conversion process that should be used for multipage tiff to multiple single page tiffs conversion.
Multi Page ImportList of values
  • YES
  • NO
Switch for multipage files import plugin. If set to NO, multipage files (pdf and tiff) will not be converted to multiple single page tiffs.
IM Convert Output Image ParametersStringN-AOutput parameters for ImageMagick image conversion process that should be used for multipage tiff to multiple single page tiffs conversion.
Ghostscript Image Parameters:StringN-AParameters for Ghostscript

command that should be used for multipage pdf to multiple single page tiffs conversion.

PDF To TIFF Conversion ProcessList of values
  • Ghostscript
  • Recostar
PDF to TIFF conversion process
Recostar Compression RatioList of values
  • 10
  • 20
  • 30
  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
Compression ratio while converting PDF to TIFF through Recostar
Image Conversion ProcessList of values
  • IMAGE_MAGICK
  • GRAPHIC_MAGICK
Multi-page TIFF image conversion process. Default value is IMAGE_MAGICK.
GM Convert Output Image ParametersStringN-AOutput parameters for GraphicMagick image conversion process that should be used for multipage tiff to multiple single page tiffs conversion.
GM Convert Input Image ParametersStringN-AInput parameters for GraphicMagick image conversion process that should be used for multipage tiff to multiple single page tiffs conversion.
Optimized Tiff Conversion SwitchList of values
  • ON
  • OFF
If the switch is configured, the conversion and breaking into multipage single Tiff files is done irrespective of the size of the imported images via another utility i.e. libtiff. It increases the overall processing time and reduces the size of the converted images (approximately similar to the input Tiff file).

Property File Configuration

Property File location: <Ephesoft-Installation-Path> ApplicationWEB-INFclassesMETA-INFdcma-import-folderdcma-import-folder.properties*

Configurable propertyType of valueValue optionsDescription
import.folder_ignore_char_listStringN-ASemi colon separated of characters that are to be replaced in the file names encountered by the plugin.
import.ignore_replace_charStringN-ACharacter specified here that will replace the characters mentioned in “import.folder_ignore_char_list” for the file names encountered by the plugin.

Optimization parameters and results

“-sDEVICE” parameter

  • -sDEVICE=tiff12nc
    • Produces 12-bit RGB output
  •  -sDEVICE=tiff24nc
    • Produces 24-bit RGB output
  •  -sDEVICE=tiff48nc
    • Produces 48-bit RGB output
  •  -sDEVICE=tiff32nc
    • Produces 32-bit CMYK output
  • -sDEVICE=tiff64nc
    • Produces 64-bit CMYK output
  • -sDEVICE=tiffscaled24 -sCompression=lzw
    • Produces a 24 bit RGB image and allows the use of a special compression tag along with it which allows us to compress the size of the image.
  • -sDEVICE=tifflzw
    • Produces black-and-white output and can be combined with various compression options.
  • Following are the results of images produced by splitting a PDF with the given specifications under different GhostScript parameters:

Results

  • PDF Size: 514Kb
  • Number of pages in PDF: 26

Note: PDF contained mixture of colored and B/W images

-sDEVICEType of outputSize per image produced(in KB)Total images size(in MB)
tiff12ncSame type of images12,241325
tiff24ncSame type of images25,446626
tiff48ncSame type of images51,1481258
tiffscaled24 -sCompression=lzw Same type of images250-4006.75
tifflzwAll images converted to B/W50-901.4

Troubleshooting

Following are a few common error messages received due to malfunctioning of the plugin:

S no.Error messagePossible root cause
1Invalid property file configurationThe following properties located in “<Ephesoft-Installation-Path> ApplicationWEB-INFclassesMETA-INFdcma-import-folder dcma-import-folder.properties” file in are empty:

  • import.folder_ignore_char_list
  • import.ignore_replace_char
2Converted Tiff files count not equal to the TIFF pages count.The number of pages in PDF/Multipage Tiff is not equal to the converted tiff files.

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