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How to extract images from PDF

We’re creating a Facebook application at work, soon we’ll be using Facebook ads to recruit new students. I’ll let you know when it’s time. I usually receive all the previews as various PDF files. When it’s my turn to comment, I will create a new document in Microsoft Word. What I do is I extract the images from the PDF file, and add them to the word document and then add the comments. It works great.

I don’t know how many times I have been struggling to find a way to export photos from various files (usually from reports and eBooks and previews from stuff at work). To be honest with you, I have been doing it for years, but I always seem to forget how when it’s time to do it once again.

I wrote this article/tutorial mostly for myself, so I can come back here and find out how I did it the next time I am looking for some photos inside one of my files.

Let me show you real quick how to extract images from PDF files. I’m using the software Adobe Acrobat, it’s awesome and it’s very easy to use, but it’s also a rather expensive way to do it (because the software is expensive).

Adobe Acrobat

As far as I know, it’s not possible to extract images from a pdf file when you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Although you can copy and paste them to the clipboard. But if you are using the professional version of Adobe Acrobat, it’s fairly easy to do it.

This is how:

Adobe Acrobat is a fairly expensive software, so if you can’t afford it, check out the list below of other software to extract images from PDF files as well.

Various software

There are many types of software that you can use, some are free and some are not:

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4 responses to “How to extract images from PDF”

  1. Anonymous says:

    oOo nice! Lots of pdfs come with copy/paste still enabled, but if not, very coo.

  2. Joseph Hipolito says:

    I like this post Jens, I want to know about this because is been a long time when I have problem with this, My client want me to put some image but I dont know how to do it..

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