pdfimages - Portable Document Format (PDF) image extractor (version
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, scans one or more pages, PDF-file, and
writes one PPM, PBM, or JPEG file for each image, image-root-nnn.xxx,
where nnn is the image number and xxx is the image type (.ppm, .pbm,
NB: pdfimages extracts the raw image data from the PDF file, without
performing any additional transforms. Any rotation, clipping, color
inversion, etc. done by the PDF content stream is ignored.
Pdfimages reads a configuration file at startup. It first tries to
find the user’s private config file, ~/.xpdfrc. If that doesn’t exist,
it looks for a system-wide config file, typically /etc/xpdfrc (but this
location can be changed when pdfimages is built). See the xpdfrc(5)
man page for details.
Many of the following options can be set with configuration file com-
mands. These are listed in square brackets with the description of the
corresponding command line option.
Specifies the first page to scan.
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.
Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this
will bypass all security restrictions.
Specify the user password for the PDF file.
-q Don’t print any messages or errors. [config file: errQuiet]
-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 1998-2005 Glyph
& Cog, LLC.
xpdf(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdfinfo(1), pdffonts(1),
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