The easiest way to extract images out of pdf documents is to use a software that can do that for you. I sometimes use a screenshot software to save a single image that I need but if I need to extract multiple images from a pdf document, I prefer to use software like PDF Image Extract. Why? Because it is a lot faster than the manual creation of screenshots.
PDF Image Extract was designed with ease of use in mind. You can load multiple pdf documents at once into the applicat which are then queued in the main program window. Information about each pdf document are provided in the lower pane so that you can verify that the correct documents have been added to the queue.
The right side displays settings that define the output images that the program creates during the extraction. Here you can define if you want all pages of a document to be processed or only select ones, the output format of the file (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF) and the quality of the image.
A click on the start button processes all selected pdf documents one after the other. The program beings at the top of the queue and works it way to the end of it. The images are saved into newly created directories that are relative to the folder the pdf documents are stored in.
You do not need Adobe Reader or another pdf reader installed on your system to use the program. The program supports all pdf versions out of the box to ensure maximum compatibility. It furthermore supports encrypted pdf files. If you know the password of the pdf, you can extract its images just like the images of unprotected pdf files.
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