To make the text read-only, you often need to convert it to a PDF or some image format such as PNG. In a previous article, we demonstrated how to convert the text in a TXT file to a PDF in Python applications. Today, you will learn how to convert a text to a PNG, JPEG, or GIF image programmatically in Python.
Convert Text to PNG, JPEG, or GIF Image - Python Library
To convert text to an image format, we will use Aspose.Words for Python. The said library provides a wide range of features to create and manipulate Word documents. In addition, it allows you to convert text documents to other formats with high fidelity. Aspose.Words for Python can be installed from PyPI using the following pip command.
pip install aspose-words
Convert Text (TXT) to Image in Python
In most cases, TXT files are used to store plain text without any formatting, which is the simplest way to keep textual data. Therefore, let’s use a TXT file and convert its text into PNG, JPEG, or GIF images. The following are the steps to convert text to images in Python.
- Load the text file using the Document class.
- Loop through all the pages in the document.
- Extract each page using Document.extract_pages() method.
- Save page as PNG (or another image format) using the Document.save() method.
The following code sample shows how to convert text to images in Python.
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In this article, you have learned how to convert a text to an image programmatically in Python. The steps and code sample have demonstrated how to convert the text to PNG, JPEG, or GIF images. In addition, you can read more about Aspose.Words for Python using the documentation. Also, in case you would have any questions or queries, you can contact us via our forum.