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Create Thumbnail Image For A PDF

The rmagick gem is a wrapper around the ImageMagick software suite. This gem can be used to create a thumbnail image of a PDF using the following snippet of code.

require 'rmagick'
pdf ='document.pdf')
first_page = pdf.first
scaled_page = first_page.scale(300, 450)

The scale can be adjust as necessary to the use case.


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