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    Conversions made
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    Average conversion time
  • 2 hours
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  • 99.99%
    SLA

Integrate PDFShift with just three lines of code

We believe that developers should focus their time on things that matter, not setting up yet another PDF library. Because we eliminate needless complexity and provide an up-to-date service, you can get up and running with PDFShift in just a couple of minutes.

// Step 1, install PDFShift
npm install pdfshift

// Step 2, import PDFShift
const pdfshift = require('pdfshift')('user_api_key');
const fs = require('fs');

// Step 3, execute
pdfshift.convert('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF', {"landscape": false, "use_print": false}).then(function (binary_file) {
    fs.writeFile('wikipedia.pdf', binary_file, "binary", function () {})
}).catch(function({message, code, response, errors = null}) {})
import requests

response = requests.post(
    'https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert/',
    auth=('user_api_key', ''),
    json={"source": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF", "landscape": False, "use_print": False}
)

response.raise_for_status()

with open('wikipedia.pdf', 'wb') as f:
    f.write(response.content)

# We also have a package to simplify your work:
# https://pypi.org/project/pdfshift/
<?php
$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
    CURLOPT_URL => "https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert/",
    CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
    CURLOPT_POST => true,
    CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => json_encode(array("source" => "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF", "landscape" => false, "use_print" => false)),
    CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array('Content-Type:application/json'),
    CURLOPT_USERPWD => 'user_api_key:'
));

$response = curl_exec($curl);
file_put_contents('wikipedia.pdf', $response);

// We also have a package to simplify your work:
// https://packagist.org/packages/pdfshift/pdfshift-php
require 'uri'
require 'net/https'
require 'json' # for hash to_json conversion

uri = URI("https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert/")
data = {"source" => "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF"}

Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => true) do |http|
    request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)
    request.body = data.to_json
    request["Content-Type"] = "application/json"
    request.basic_auth 'your_api_key', ''

    response = http.request(request)

    if response.code == '200'
        # Since Ruby 1.9.1 only:
        File.binwrite("wikipedia.pdf", response.body)
    else
        # Handle other codes here
        puts "#{response.code} #{response.body}"
    end
end
import java.io.File;
import java.net.URI;
import java.net.http.HttpClient;
import java.net.http.HttpRequest;
import java.net.http.HttpResponse;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.nio.file.StandardCopyOption;
import java.time.Duration;
import org.json.JSONObject;

public class Application {

    private static final String API_KEY = "your_api_key";

    public static void main(String... args) throws Exception {
        var jsonObject = new JSONObject();
        jsonObject.put("source", "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF");
        var httpRequest = HttpRequest.newBuilder()
                .uri(URI.create("https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert"))
                .timeout(Duration.ofSeconds(20))
                .header("Content-Type", "application/json")
                .header("Authentication", "Basic " + API_KEY)
                .POST(HttpRequest.BodyPublishers.ofString(jsonObject.toString()))
                .build();

        var httpClient = HttpClient.newBuilder()
                .version(HttpClient.Version.HTTP_1_1)
                .build();

        var response = httpClient.send(httpRequest, HttpResponse.BodyHandlers.ofInputStream());

        var statusCode = response.statusCode();
        if (statusCode == 200 || statusCode == 201) {
            // Save the file locally
            var targetFile = new File("src/main/resources/wikipedia.pdf");
            Files.copy(response.body(), targetFile.toPath(), StandardCopyOption.REPLACE_EXISTING);
        } else {
            // error occurred
        }
    }
}
using System;
using RestSharp;
using Newtonsoft.Json;
using System.IO;
using RestSharp.Authenticators;
using RestSharp.Serialization;
using System.Net.Mail;
using System.Net;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;

namespace PDFShiftExample
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            IRestClient client = new RestClient("https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert");
            client.Authenticator = new HttpBasicAuthenticator("your_api_key", "");

            IRestRequest request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);

            var json = new
            {
                source = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF"
            };
            request.AddJsonBody(json);

            IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
            if (!response.IsSuccessful)
            {
                // Check why status is not int 2xx.
            }
            else
            {
                File.WriteAllBytes("wikipedia.pdf", response.RawBytes);
            }
        }
    }
}
package main

import (
    "bytes"
    "encoding/json"
    "io/ioutil"
    "log"
    "net/http"
)

func main() {
    API_KEY := "your_api_key"

    message := map[string]interface{}{
        "source":  "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF",
    }

    bytesRepresentation, err := json.Marshal(message)
    if err != nil {
        log.Fatalln(err)
    }

    client := http.Client{}
    request, err := http.NewRequest("POST", "https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert", bytes.NewBuffer(bytesRepresentation))
    if err != nil {
        log.Fatalln(err)
    }
    request.Header.Set("Content-Type", "application/json")
    request.Header.Set("Authorization", "Basic " + API_KEY)

    resp, err := client.Do(request)
    if err != nil {
        log.Fatalln(err)
    }

    if resp.StatusCode >= 200 && resp.StatusCode < 300 {
        body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)
        if err != nil {
            log.Fatalln(err)
        }
        // write the response to file
        ioutil.WriteFile("wikipedia.pdf", body, 0644)
    } else {
        // An error occurred
        var result map[string]interface{}

        json.NewDecoder(resp.Body).Decode(&result)

        log.Println(result)
        log.Println(result["data"])
    }
}
curl \
    -u 'user_api_key:' \
    -d source="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF" \
    -d landscape="false" \
    -d use_print="false" \
    https://api.pdfshift.io/v2/convert/ \
    -o wikipedia.pdf

# That's all!

Features

Parallel conversions

Process multiple documents in parallel to increase conversion speed.

Asynchronous request

Use our powerful webhook system to be notified once a conversion is done.

Advanced Options

Set custom headers and footers with pagination, inject custom CSS and javascript, encrypt your documents and many more!

Raw HTML support

No need to make your private page public. Simply send us your raw HTML data instead and we will convert it.

High-Fidelity PDF

Generate a high-fidelity document, close to your original HTML, in a few seconds.

Privacy-focused

That's why your documents are not stored on our server (except when explicitly requested) and are not kept for more than 2 days.

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Pricing

Start with a Free 50 credits per month at up to 1Mb per PDF,
and upgrade to the plan that best match your needs..
Startup
$9mo
$90yr
  • Monthly credits500
  • Dynamic file size limit
    A credit is counted per 5Mb chunks.
    For instance, a 15Mb PDF will use 3 credits.
    1 conv. per 5Mb
+ Advanced Custom Header & Footer, Encryption, Watermark, Asynchronous requests, Parallel Conversion, Wait for custom elements, ...
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Boost
$24mo
$240yr
  • Monthly credits2,500
  • Dynamic file size limit
    A credit is counted per 5Mb chunks.
    For instance, a 15Mb PDF will use 3 credits.
    1 conv. per 5Mb
+ Advanced Custom Header & Footer, Encryption, Watermark, Asynchronous requests, Parallel Conversion, Wait for custom elements, ...
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Growth
$39mo
$390yr
  • Monthly credits5,000
  • Dynamic file size limit
    A credit is counted per 5Mb chunks.
    For instance, a 15Mb PDF will use 3 credits.
    1 conv. per 5Mb
+ Advanced Custom Header & Footer, Encryption, Watermark, Asynchronous requests, Parallel Conversion, Wait for custom elements, ...
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