How to generate PDF in Grayscale
A grayscale PDF is a type of PDF document where all the colors and shades are represented using shades of gray instead of full-color spectrum.
IronPDF offers the functionality to render PDF documents in grayscale instead of colors. Printing PDF documents in grayscale is cost-effective for large batch printing. Additionally, rendering in grayscale enhances readability, particularly when the original colors are excessively bright or vibrant. Furthermore, grayscale PDFs enjoy increased compatibility across a wide range of devices, software, and platforms, ensuring consistent viewing and printing experiences across different systems.
How to Generate Grayscale PDF in C#
- Download the C# library for rendering grayscale PDFs
- Instantiate the ChromePdfRenderer class
- Set the GrayScale property of RenderingOptions to true
- Access and render PDF document from a URL, HTML string or file
- Export the grayscale PDF document to the desired location
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Generate Grayscale PDF Example
To generate a grayscale PDF, you can set the GrayScale property of the RenderingOptions in the ChromePdfRenderer class to true.
In the provided code snippet, we can see that the grayscale feature is enabled after instantiating a ChromePdfRenderer. It is then used to render a web page using the
RenderUrlAsPdf method. The code snippet also includes extracting only the first page of the rendered PDF and saving it locally.
using IronPdf; ChromePdfRenderer renderer = new ChromePdfRenderer(); // Set GrayScale to true renderer.RenderingOptions.GrayScale = true; PdfDocument pdf = renderer.RenderUrlAsPdf("https://ironsoftware.com/"); pdf.CopyPage(0).SaveAs("test.pdf");
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Currently, this functionality is only available when rendering PDFs. In the future, it would be beneficial to have the ability to convert existing PDF documents to grayscale.