pdfimages - Portable Document Format (PDF) image extractor (version 3.00)


pdfimages [options] PDF-file image-root


Pdfimages saves images from a Portable Document Format (PDF) file as Portable Pixmap (PPM), Portable Bitmap (PBM), or JPEG files.

Pdfimages reads the PDF file PDF-file, scans one or more pages, and writes one PPM, PBM, or JPEG file for each image,, where nnn is the image number and xxx is the image type (.ppm, .pbm, .jpg).


-f number
 Specifies the first page to scan.
-l number
 Specifies the last page to scan.
-j Normally, all images are written as PBM (for monochrome images) or PPM (for non-monochrome images) files. With this option, images in DCT format are saved as JPEG files. All non-DCT images are saved in PBM/PPM format as usual.
-opw password
 Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this will bypass all security restrictions.
-upw password
 Specify the user password for the PDF file.
-q Don’t print any messages or errors.
-v Print copyright and version information.
-h Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)


The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:
0 No error.
1 Error opening a PDF file.
2 Error opening an output file.
3 Error related to PDF permissions.
99 Other error.


The pdfimages software and documentation are copyright 1998-2004 Glyph & Cog, LLC.


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