1. NAME

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

2. SYNOPSIS

pdfimages [options] PDF-file image-root

3. DESCRIPTION

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, image-root - nnn . xxx , where nnn is the image number and xxx is the image type (.ppm, .pbm, .jpg).

4. OPTIONS

  • -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.)

5. EXIT CODES

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.

6. AUTHOR

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

7. SEE ALSO

R pdftops (1),

R pdftotext (1),

R pdfinfo (1),

R pdffonts (1),

R pdftoppm (1),