pdfimages(1)                General Commands Manual               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 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,

       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,  /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc.   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 1998-2007 Glyph
       & Cog, LLC.

       xpdf(1),    pdftops(1),    pdftotext(1),    pdfinfo(1),    pdffonts(1),
       pdftoppm(1), xpdfrc(5)

                               27 February 2007                   pdfimages(1)
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