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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2024 8:27 am 

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I am currently writing a program that categorizes PDFs by size an colour information.

It works well for scanned images which have only one rasterimage embedded.
I would like to expand the program to work with every PDF.

I simply need to know if there is any colour in a PDF or if its black and white.

My questions :

Is it right that i have do parse every element in each page and query its colour information
and how ist this done ?

Or is there an easier method ?

Thanks for any answer,


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 11:45 am 

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MigraDoc provides built-in classes like Color and ColorTable to represent colors within your PDF. You can access these colors and analyze them to determine if the PDF contains any color other than black.
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For a simple approach, you can use:
using MigraDoc.DocumentObjectModel;

// ... (your code)

bool isColored = false;
foreach (Section section in document.Sections) {
  foreach (Paragraph paragraph in section.Paragraphs) {
    Color paragraphColor = paragraph.Format.Font.Color;
    if (paragraphColor.A != 0 || paragraphColor.R != 0 || paragraphColor.G != 0 || paragraphColor.B != 0) {
      isColored = true;

  // Check for colors in tables, images, and other elements
  foreach (Table table in section.Tables) {
    // Iterate through table cells, borders, and fills to check for colors
  // Similar logic for images and other elements

if (isColored) {
  Console.WriteLine("The PDF contains color elements.");
} else {
  Console.WriteLine("The PDF likely uses black and white content.");

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