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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

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

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       pdfimages [options] PDF-file image-root

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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,


       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 /usr/local/etc/xpdfrc
       (but  this  location  can be changed when pdfimages is built).  See the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Many of the following options can be set with configuration  file  commands.
  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.)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       With the -j option, the PDF image streams are copied  directly  to  the
       output  files.	DCT images in PDF files may use some non-standard JPEG
       features, so the resulting .jpg files may not be too useful.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       The pdfimages software and documentation are copyright 1996-2002  Derek
       B. Noonburg (derekn@foolabs.com).

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

				  01 Feb 2002			  pdfimages(1)
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