How do I set an image as the content of a cell in iText?

This example demonstrate how to add an image into a cell in iText. One way to set image into cell’s content is by creating an instance of com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPCell and pass an image object (com.itextpdf.text.Image) in the constructor parameter. The constructor also accept a boolean value whether the image will be fitted into the cell or not.

package org.kodejava.example.itextpdf;

import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Image;
import com.itextpdf.text.Phrase;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPCell;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPTable;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;

import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.URL;

public class TableImageDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Document doc = new Document();
        try {
            PdfWriter.getInstance(doc, new FileOutputStream("TableImage.pdf"));
            doc.open();

            // Creates a table
            PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(3);
            PdfPCell cell1 = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Cell 1"));

            // Creates an image and set it as cell's content
            URL resource = TableImageDemo.class.getResource("/java.gif");
            Image image = Image.getInstance(resource);
            PdfPCell cell2 = new PdfPCell(image, false);
            cell2.setPadding(10);

            PdfPCell cell3 = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Cell 3"));

            // Add cells to table
            table.addCell(cell1);
            table.addCell(cell2);
            table.addCell(cell3);

            doc.add(table);
        } catch (DocumentException | IOException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        } finally {
            doc.close();
        }
    }
}

Maven Dependencies

<!-- http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/com/itextpdf/itextpdf/5.5.10/itextpdf-5.5.10.jar -->
<dependency>
    <groupId>com.itextpdf</groupId>
    <artifactId>itextpdf</artifactId>
    <version>5.5.10</version>
</dependency>

Wayan Saryada

Programmer, runner, recreational diver, live in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, creating web based application with Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA.

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