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How to extract images from a PDF document

Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

This is the most (seemingly) perfect way to handle PDF to Image conversion especially if you are dealing with a huge file, it works offline. If you use the download button below, you'd be able to download Adobe Photoshop CC 2020 and use it to extract images in your PDF document for free. A few thing to note though;
  • You get the images in a good quality, better than using a screenshot method.
  • You get already cropped images but...
  • You'd have to save all images individually (one by one).
  • The setup file of Adobe Photoshop is huge (about 1.8 GB).

With that said, lets learn to do this!
  • Click on File and click on Open
  • Navigate to the location of your PDF File using the Open File Explorer that appears.
  • Click Okay once you've your desired PDF document.
  • Where you select type of conversion, select Images.
  • Select the images you wish to extract. You can press and hold CTRL and click on individual images to perform multiple selection.
  • Click OK when satisfied with your selection of images.

    I selected two images out of the lot and as you can see in the above image, Photoshop extracted both as shown in the label 1. But I'd have to save the images individually (if you find a way to save all extracted images at once, please post it in the comment section).
    • Click on File and click on Save (OR use CTRL + S).
    • Set a file name (or leave as is) and select a file type (e.g. JPG, PNG etc.)
    • Click on Save and repeat the save process for all the other images.

    Using pkPDFConverter v1.0.1a

    pkPDFConverter is able to convert PDF documents into images, it works offline. The software hasn't been updated in a while but it still works and the setup size is much smaller (about 8mb) compared to Photoshop.
    • Click on the Open icon labeled 1 in the image above.
    • Navigate to the location of your PDF Document, select the document and click on Okay.
    • Under Choose conversion, select PDF -> Images (extract all images from PDF). (Labeled 2)
    • Click on Convert. (Labeled 3).
    • Images found in the PDF document will is listed in the pane labeled 4 in the image above. Click any of them to get a preview in the right pane.
    • Click the Save icon (labeled 5) to save the image.
    • When saving the document, enter the name you'd want to call your file in the text file of File Name but make sure to add the extension for the type you selected to the file name. e.g. if you'd like to name your file epictech, make it epictech.jpg if you selected the JPG file type OR epictech.png if you selected the PNG file type.


    As the name suggests, this is an online method where you get a zip archive of all found images from your PDF after conversion.
    • Visit
    • Click on the Choose file button.
    •  Navigate to the location of your PDF Document, select the document and click on Okay.
    •  Select the output image format. (e.g. jpg, png, gif, bmp)
    • Click on Convert File.
    • Once the conversion is done, click on Download File to get a zip archive of the converted images.

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