[reportlab-users] Visual Diff Tool

Dirk Holtwick dirk.holtwick at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 10:07:36 EST 2008

> We had good results internally with a utility called "pdftoppm", which

> I think is part of the Xpdf distro.

> http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html


> To be honest we are not using it for test cases. I know we should be ;-)

> We have used it in various "tracing tools" to take measurements off other

> peoples' PDFs, and to get thumbnails for page previews in a CMS.

I tested it and it works fine. But I still tend to use ImageMagic because:

- It has an easies handling of fonts
- It creates PNG, JPG, TIF etc. files which can be compared using
TortoiseIDiff (PPM is not supported)

>> So my question: has anyone seen a tool like this around? If so, please let

>> me know where to find it. Otherwise I would write the visual diff tool and

>> maybe Reportlab also likes to use visual test cases for their toolkit?


> Definitely!

Fine. I'll keep you updated.


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