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How to extract original images from PDF files

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PDF is one of the most commonly used document types. In some cases, you may want images from PDF files, you can do a screenshot on your PDF files to get the images, but what you get using that approach is not the original images. What makes it worse is when there is a large number of images, it will take you a lot of time. This tutorial provides a perfect solution for extracting original images from your PDF files. No software needs to be installed & You don’t need to worry about your files’ security being compromised.

Tools: Extract PDF Images. Modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.

Browser Compatibility

  • Browser that supports FileReader, WebAssembly, HTML5, BLOB, Download, etc.
  • Don’t be intimidated by these requirements, most browsers in the recent 5 years are compatible

Operation Steps

  • First open your web browser and by doing one of the following, you will see browser showing as per below image
    • Option 1: Enter the following "" showing as #1 in below image OR;
    • Option 2: Enter the following "", then open Extract PDF Images tool by navigating "PDF Tools" => "Extract PDF Images"
    Tutorial image for extracting images from PDF files
  • Click area "Drop files to here or click here to select files" (showing as area #2 in above image) to select PDF files
    • You can also drag and drop your files to that area
    • You can select as many files as you want and you can select as many times as you want.
    • Your selected files will be showing under box #2 for preview
  • Click button "Start Extracting Images" (showing as button #3 in above image), it may take some time if files are large
  • Once images extraction has completed, the extracted image files will be presented in the position shown in the image #4 (as shown on above image), and you can simply click on them to download
    • The download link will be showing after successfully processing selected files
  • We also support pack generated files to a ZIP file. When there are too many generated files, you can use this functionality to pack them in a zip file so that you only need to download once instead of clicking multiple times to download all of them

Have fun and hope this tutorial helps

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