How to Merge Multiple (2+) PNG Files Together using Java

In a recent article, we demonstrated an API which can be used to combine two PNG files into a single file. In this article, we’ll demonstrate another iteration of our PNG Merge API that stacks up to 10 files into a single PNG array. This is a great way to consolidate photo files in your application and reduce file clutter. Below, we’ll walk through how to use this API, starting with SDK installation with Maven and ending with structuring the API call with Java code examples.

To begin SDK installation, let’s first add a reference to the repository in pom.xml:

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>jitpack.io</id>
<url>https://jitpack.io</url>
</repository>
</repositories>

Next, let’s add a reference to the dependency in pom.xml:

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.github.Cloudmersive</groupId>
<artifactId>Cloudmersive.APIClient.Java</artifactId>
<version>v4.25</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Finally, let’s add in the import classes and call the function:

// Import classes:
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiClient;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiException;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.Configuration;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.auth.*;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.MergeDocumentApi;
ApiClient defaultClient = Configuration.getDefaultApiClient();// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
ApiKeyAuth Apikey = (ApiKeyAuth) defaultClient.getAuthentication("Apikey");
Apikey.setApiKey("YOUR API KEY");
// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)
//Apikey.setApiKeyPrefix("Token");
MergeDocumentApi apiInstance = new MergeDocumentApi();
File inputFile1 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | First input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile2 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Second input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile3 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Third input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile4 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Fourth input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile5 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Fifth input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile6 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Sixth input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile7 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Seventh input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile8 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Eighth input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile9 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Ninth input file to perform the operation on.
File inputFile10 = new File("/path/to/inputfile"); // File | Tenth input file to perform the operation on.
try {
byte[] result = apiInstance.mergeDocumentPngMulti(inputFile1, inputFile2, inputFile3, inputFile4, inputFile5, inputFile6, inputFile7, inputFile8, inputFile9, inputFile10);
System.out.println(result);
} catch (ApiException e) {
System.err.println("Exception when calling MergeDocumentApi#mergeDocumentPngMulti");
e.printStackTrace();
}

Only the first two input parameters are required — any number of PNG’s beyond that is completely optional. You will, however, need a Cloudmersive API key to authenticate use of the API. To get one for free, visit our website and register a free account (this account will provide a limit of 800 API calls per month).

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