Extract jpg or png images from a PDF

added by jphellemons
4/18/2012 8:49:35 AM


There are a lot of tools available online to extract images from a PDF, but most of them are shareware or trialware. If you need just a single image, you can right click it in Adobe acrobat reader and copy paste it into Microsofts paint, Paint.net or (overkill) Adobe Photoshop. But if you have a PDF with several pages and several images on each page, you’d like to have it automated. That’s when you start your search for a good free/low cost utility. Or, you can write your own! Much more fun guaranteed!


4/18/2012 8:49:52 AM
Maybe now I have a remedy for when clients keep sending me screenshots inside pdf's. At least it's better than inside a word doc. ;-)

4/18/2012 9:55:32 AM
I also have a nice piece of Asp.Net C# code about how to read email (pop3) and auto process attachment mail. So you can set up an email address: screenshots@yourFirm.com and let a windows service check it every 15 minutes for new mail and if there is a mail with a pdf attachment, extract the jpg and re-mail it, or store it somewhere on a disk in a folder based on the senders email address?