pdfimages(1)                                                      pdfimages(1)


       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.

       -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.  [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),
       pdftoppm(1), xpdfrc(5)

                                17 August 2005                    pdfimages(1)

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