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Image color fade after compression

i am using licensed version of Aspose.total 3.0. Color of image fade when aspose compression mechanism is applied on a word document having images greater than a specific size. It was working fine with aspose.total ver 2.0. There seems to be some issue with compression in version 3.0. kindly identify the issue in the current version.
Waiting for a positive response.

Hi Saima,

Can you please share your complete code and also share which version of Aspose.Words you were using previously and are using now? Version of Aspose.Total will not help in this case because Aspose.Total is a collection of individual Aspose APIs and Aspose API to deal with Word documents is Aspose.Words.

Best Regards,

Hello Ijaz
Thanks for responce.
Old Aspose version was aspose-words-14.10.0-jdk16.jar
New Aspose version is aspose-words-15.4.0-jdk16.jar

here is the code

com.aspose.words.Document bodyDoc = new com.aspose.words.Document(“Document path-------”);
int ppi = 220;
int jpegQuality = 90;
String ppiValue = “220”;
ppi = Integer.valueOf( ppiValue );
String compressionQualityValue = “90”;
jpegQuality = Integer.valueOf( compressionQualityValue );
int count = Resampler.resample(bodyDoc, ppi, jpegQuality);

Aspose-words own resampler class is used for compression. file is attached also

Hi Saima,

resampler.txt attached to your post is empty. Can you please attach it again?

Best Regards,

here is the complete code of resampler. Attaching the file in text format is making it blank. kindly have a look and suggest possible solution.

// Copyright 2001-2013 Aspose Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
// This file is part of Aspose.Words. The source code in this file
// is only intended as a supplement to the documentation, and is provided
// “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.
package CompressImages;

import com.aspose.words.;
import com.aspose.words.Shape;

import javax.imageio.IIOImage;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import javax.imageio.ImageWriteParam;
import javax.imageio.ImageWriter;
import javax.imageio.stream.ImageOutputStream;
import java.awt.
import java.awt.geom.Point2D;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream;
import java.text.MessageFormat;
import java.util.Iterator;

public class Resampler
* Resamples all images in the document that are greater than the specified PPI (pixels per inch) to the specified PPI
* and converts them to JPEG with the specified quality setting.
* @param doc The document to process.
* @param desiredPpi Desired pixels per inch. 220 high quality. 150 screen quality. 96 email quality.
* @param jpegQuality 0 - 100% JPEG quality.
public static int resample(Document doc, int desiredPpi, int jpegQuality) throws Exception
int count = 0;

// Convert VML shapes.
for (Shape vmlShape : (Iterable) doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.SHAPE, true, false))
// It is important to use this method to correctly get the picture shape size in points even if the picture is inside a group shape.
Point2D.Float shapeSizeInPoints = vmlShape.getSizeInPoints();

if (resampleCore(vmlShape.getImageData(), shapeSizeInPoints, desiredPpi, jpegQuality))

// Convert DrawingML shapes.
for (DrawingML dmlShape : (Iterable) doc.getChildNodes(NodeType.DRAWING_ML, true, false))
// In MS Word the size of a DrawingML shape is always in points at the moment.
Point2D.Float shapeSizeInPoints = dmlShape.getSize();
if (resampleCore(dmlShape.getImageData(), shapeSizeInPoints, desiredPpi, jpegQuality))

return count;


* Resamples one VML or DrawingML image
private static boolean resampleCore(IImageData imageData, Point2D.Float shapeSizeInPoints, int ppi, int jpegQuality) throws Exception
// The are actually several shape types that can have an image (picture, ole object, ole control), let’s skip other shapes.
if (imageData == null)
return false;

// An image can be stored in the shape or linked from somewhere else. Let’s skip images that do not store bytes in the shape.
byte[] originalBytes = imageData.getImageBytes();
if (originalBytes == null)
return false;

// Ignore metafiles, they are vector drawings and we don’t want to resample them.
int imageType = imageData.getImageType();
if ((imageType == ImageType.WMF) || (imageType == ImageType.EMF))
return false;

double shapeWidthInches = ConvertUtil.pointToInch(shapeSizeInPoints.getX());
double shapeHeightInches = ConvertUtil.pointToInch(shapeSizeInPoints.getY());

// Calculate the current PPI of the image.
ImageSize imageSize = imageData.getImageSize();
double currentPpiX = imageSize.getWidthPixels() / shapeWidthInches;
double currentPpiY = imageSize.getHeightPixels() / shapeHeightInches;

System.out.print(MessageFormat.format("Image PpiX:{0}, PpiY:{1}. ", (int) currentPpiX, (int) currentPpiY));

// Let’s resample only if the current PPI is higher than the requested PPI (e.g. we have extra data we can get rid of).
if ((currentPpiX <= ppi) || (currentPpiY <= ppi))
return false;

BufferedImage srcImage = imageData.toImage();

// Create a new image of such size that it will hold only the pixels required by the desired ppi.
int dstWidthPixels = (int)(shapeWidthInches * ppi);
int dstHeightPixels = (int)(shapeHeightInches * ppi);
BufferedImage dstImage = new BufferedImage(dstWidthPixels, dstHeightPixels, getResampledImageType(srcImage.getType()));

// Drawing the source image to the new image scales it to the new size.
Graphics2D g = (Graphics2D)dstImage.getGraphics();
// Setting any other interpolation or rendering value can increase the time taken extremely.
g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_INTERPOLATION, RenderingHints.VALUE_INTERPOLATION_BICUBIC);
g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_RENDERING, RenderingHints.VALUE_RENDER_SPEED);
g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);

0, 0, dstWidthPixels, dstHeightPixels,
0, 0, srcImage.getWidth(), srcImage.getHeight(),

// Create JPEG encoder parameters with the quality setting.
Iterator writers = ImageIO.getImageWritersByFormatName(“jpeg”);
ImageWriter writer = (ImageWriter)writers.next();
ImageWriteParam param = writer.getDefaultWriteParam();
param.setCompressionQuality(jpegQuality / 100.0f);

// Save the image as JPEG to a memory stream.
ByteArrayOutputStream dstStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
ImageOutputStream ios = ImageIO.createImageOutputStream(dstStream);

IIOImage ioImage = new IIOImage(dstImage, null, null);
writer.write(null, ioImage, param);

// This is required, otherwise not all data might be written to our stream.
// The Java documentation recommends disposing image readers and writers asap.

// If the image saved as JPEG is smaller than the original, store it in the shape.
System.out.println(MessageFormat.format(“Original size {0}, new size {1}.”, originalBytes.length, dstStream.size()));
if (dstStream.size() < originalBytes.length)
return true;
catch (Exception e)
// Catch an exception, log an error and continue if cannot process one of the images for whatever reason.
System.out.println("Error processing an image, ignoring. " + e.getMessage());

return false;

private static int getResampledImageType(int srcImageType)
// In general, we want to preserve the image color model, but some things need to be taken care of.
switch (srcImageType)
case BufferedImage.TYPE_CUSTOM:
// I have seen some PNG images return TYPE_CUSTOM and creating a BufferedImage of this type fails,
// so we fallback to a more suitable value.
return BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB;
case BufferedImage.TYPE_BYTE_INDEXED:
// This has some problems with colors if we use the BufferedImage ctor that accepts the color model,
// so let’s just convert the bitmap to RGB color. It is enough for the sample project.
return BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB;
// The image format should be okay.
return srcImageType;

Hi Saima,

We are investigating the issue and will update you as soon as the investigation is complete.

Best Regards,

Hi Ijaz

Kindly update the current status of the above mentioned problem.
Waiting for response from your side.


Hi Saima,

Sorry, I was not able to reproduce the issue at my end using the latest version of Aspose.Words i.e. 15.10.0. Can you please test with the latest version and use updated Resampler from https://github.com/asposewords/Aspose_Words_Java/blob/5d5f919b6ee4f5608cc2255753a060a972aa4fc7/Examples/src/main/java/com/aspose/words/examples/programming_documents/images/CompressImages.java?

Please share your source document if the problem persists.

Best Regards,

Hi Ijaz

The issue still persists using aspose.words 15.12.0 and the sampler class available on the above path with following arguments

resample(Document doc, int desiredPpi, int jpegQuality)
desiredPpi = 220
jpegQuality = 90

Attaching the images before and after resampling.
kindly rectify the issue at earliest.


Hi Saima,

Thanks for your inquiry. We tested the scenario and have managed to reproduce the same problem on our end. For the sake of correction, we have logged this problem in our issue tracking system as WORDSJAVA-1280. Our product team will further look into the details of this problem and we will keep you updated on the status of correction. We apologize for your inconvenience.

Best regards,

Hi Saima,

Thanks for being patient. Please add following two additional cases in getResampledImageType() method to make it work:

case BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_ARGB:
case BufferedImage.TYPE_4BYTE_ABGR:
	// 32bit image with alpha channel has wrong colors if it is saved to JPEG.
	// JPEG doesn’t support transparency so we may convert image to RGB without alpha.
	return BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB;

Hope, this helps.

Best regards,