Convert XPS to WMF via Java

Export XPS file to WMF within any within any Java J2SE, J2EE, J2ME applications without using Adobe® Acrobat Reader

XPS Conversion via C# .NET


Converting an XPS file to a WMF image in Java is a simple two-step process. The first step is to use the Aspose.PDF for Java API to export the XPS file to a JPEG image. This API is part of the Aspose.Total for Java package, which provides a comprehensive suite of tools for manipulating documents and images. Once the JPEG image is created, the second step is to use the Aspose.Imaging for Java Image Processing API to render the JPEG image to a WMF image. This API also comes with the Aspose.Total for Java package, and provides a range of features for manipulating images, including resizing, cropping, and rotating. With these two APIs, you can easily convert an XPS file to a WMF image in Java.

Export XPS to WMF via Java

  1. Open XPS file using Document class
  2. Initialize class object and render XPS to JPEG by using Process method
  3. Load JPEG file by using Image class
  4. Save the document to WMF format using save method

Conversion Requirements

You can easily use Aspose.Total for Java directly from a Maven based project and include libraries in your pom.xml.

Alternatively, you can get a ZIP file from downloads .

Convert XPS to WMF in a Single File via Java

The API also allows you to export XPS file to WMF to a single file. In order to convert all pages, you can first render your XPS document to one TIFF file and after that, you can export the TIFF file to WMF. You can open the input file using Document class and create Resolution, TiffSettings, & TIFF device objects. You can get a single TIFF image using process method of TiffDevice class. Finally, you can load TIFF file using Image class and save it to WMF format using save method.

Convert XPS to WMF With Watermark via Java

Using the API, you can also export XPS file to WMF with watermark in your WMF document. In order to add a watermark to you can first convert XPS to JPEG and add a watermark in it. In order to add watermark, load an image file using the Image class, create an object of the Graphics class and initialize it with Image object, create a new Matrix object and set translation and transformation to the desired angle and add watermark using Graphics.drawString method. After adding the watermark in your image, you can save the JPEG as WMF format.

Convert & Rotate XPS to WMF File via Java

Using the API, you can also rotate the output WMF image as per your needs. The Image.rotateFlip method can be used to rotate the image by 90/180/270-degrees and flip the image horizontally or vertically. The library provides simple methods to perform complex operations while encapsulating all ugly details. You can specify the type of rotation and flip to apply to the image. In order to rotate and flip the image, you can load the converted JPEG image using the Image class and call the Image.rotateFlip method while specifying the appropriate RotateFlipType .

Explore XPS Conversion Options with Java

Convert XPS to APNG (Animated Portable Network Graphics)
Convert XPS to DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine)
Convert XPS to DXF (Autodesk Drawing Exchange Format)
Convert XPS to EMZ (Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile)
Convert XPS to JPEG2000 (J2K Image Format)
Convert XPS to JPEG2000 (J2K Image Format)
Convert XPS to ODP (OpenDocument Presentation Format)
Convert XPS to OTP (OpenDocument Standard Format)
Convert XPS to POT (Microsoft PowerPoint Template Files)
Convert XPS to POTM (Microsoft PowerPoint Template File)
Convert XPS to POTX (Microsoft PowerPoint Template Presentation)
Convert XPS to POWERPOINT (Presentation Files)
Convert XPS to PPS (PowerPoint Slide Show)
Convert XPS to PPSM (Macro-enabled Slide Show)
Convert XPS to PPSX (PowerPoint Slide Show)
Convert XPS to PPT (PowerPoint Presentation)
Convert XPS to PPTM (Macro-enabled Presentation File)
Convert XPS to PSD (Photoshop Document)
Convert XPS to SVGZ (Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics)
Convert XPS to SWF (Shockwave Flash Movie)
Convert XPS to TGA (Truevision Graphics Adapter)
Convert XPS to WMZ (Compressed Windows Metafile)
Convert XPS to DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
Convert XPS to DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
Convert XPS to DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
Convert XPS to DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
Convert XPS to FLATOPC (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
Convert XPS to GIF (Graphical Interchange Format)
Convert XPS to MARKDOWN (Lightweight Markup Language)
Convert XPS to ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
Convert XPS to OTT (OpenDocument Template)
Convert XPS to PCL (Printer Command Language)
Convert XPS to PS (PostScript File)
Convert XPS to RTF (Rich Text Format)
Convert XPS to WORDML (Microsoft Word 2003 WordprocessingML)
Convert XPS to XAMLFLOW (Microsoft's Power Automate)
Convert XPS to CSV (Comma Seperated Values)
Convert XPS to DIF (Data Interchange Format)

What is XPS File Format?

XPS, short for XML Paper Specification, is a file format created by Microsoft to represent fixed-layout documents. XPS files contain the content and print settings of a document, making them suitable for preserving the layout and appearance of a document across different devices and platforms.

The XPS format is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), a widely used markup language for structured data representation. XPS files encapsulate document content, such as text, images, vector graphics, and annotations, in a structured XML format. This enables easy interpretation and rendering of the document’s visual elements.

XPS files are conceptually similar to PDF (Portable Document Format) files in that they both aim to provide a reliable way to present and share documents while preserving their formatting and layout. However, PDF files have gained broader support across different software applications and hardware devices, making them more widely accepted and compatible.

To view and work with XPS files, Microsoft provides an XPS Viewer as part of the Windows operating system. Various third-party applications and tools also offer support for opening, creating, and converting XPS files. However, compared to PDF, the range of software and hardware supporting the XPS format may be more limited.

What is WMF File Format?

Windows Metafile (WMF) is a graphics file format commonly used on Microsoft Windows systems. It is typically created by vector graphic editors such as Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft Office Visio. WMF files are designed to be displayed on screens and printed on printers. The format is based on the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) and utilizes a device-independent coordinate system.

WMF files can contain both vector graphics and bitmap images. Vector graphics are defined using mathematical formulas that represent lines, curves, and shapes, allowing for scalability without loss of quality. Bitmap images, on the other hand, consist of pixels arranged in a grid and are suitable for representing complex visual details.

Various programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop, can open and work with WMF files. These programs provide features for editing, resizing, and manipulating the graphics within the WMF files.

It’s important to note that WMF is an older file format, and its usage has decreased over time in favor of more modern formats such as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and PNG (Portable Network Graphics). However, WMF files are still supported by many applications and can be converted to other formats if needed.