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 pdfimages(1)                                                   pdfimages(1)
                               15 August 2011

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

      pdfimages [options] PDF-file image-root

      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 PDF-file, scans one or more pages, and
      writes one PPM, PBM, or JPEG file for each image,,
      where nnn is the image number and xxx is the image type (.ppm, .pbm,

      -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.

           Instead of writing the images, list the images along with various
           information for each image. Do not specify an image-root with
           this option.

           The following information is listed for each image:

           page the page number containing the image

           num  the image number

           type the image type:

                image - an opaque image
                mask - a monochrome mask image
                smask - a soft-mask image
                stencil - a monochrome mask image used for painting a color
                or pattern

           Note: Tranparency in images is represented in PDF using a
           separate image for the image and the mask/smask.  The mask/smask
           used as part of a transparent image always immediately follows
           the image in the image list.

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 pdfimages(1)                                                   pdfimages(1)
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                image width (in pixels)

                image height (in pixels)

           Note: the image width/height is the size of the embedded image,
           not the size the image will be rendered at.

                image color space:

                gray - Gray
                rgb - RGB
                cmyk - CMYK
                lab - L*a*b
                icc - ICC Based
                index - Indexed Color
                sep - Separation
                devn - DeviceN

           comp number of color components

           bpc  bits per component

           enc  encoding:

                image - raster image (may be Flate or LZW compressed but
                does not use an image encoding)
                jpeg - Joint Photographic Experts Group
                jp2 - JPEG2000
                jbig2 - Joint Bi-Level Image Experts Group
                ccitt - CCITT Group 3 or Group 4 Fax

                "yes" if the interpolation is to be performed when scaling
                up the image

           object ID
                the image dictionary object ID (number and generation)

      -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.

      -p   Include page numbers in output file names.

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 pdfimages(1)                                                   pdfimages(1)
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      -q   Don't print any messages or errors.

      -v   Print copyright and version information.

      -h   Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)

      The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:

      0    No error.

      1    Error opening a PDF file.

      2    Error opening an output file.

      3    Error related to PDF permissions.

      99   Other error.

      The pdfimages software and documentation are copyright 1998-2011 Glyph
      & Cog, LLC.

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