A PDF file can hold both text and images. Of course, the format for online publishing is best simply because it will hold up no matter what format the image and text are in. With other types of documents, the format will not always be consistent. Phones alone do not look the same which is why PDF is the format used for online publishing.
It is not uncommon for PDFs to be image heavy; in fact, many labels and reports use HD images. The images cannot always be copied from the file and if there are a lot of images, you will find that extracting is a very horrible process.
Extract images from PDF
In most cases, you can save images manually from a one-to-one PDF. Where an image cannot be saved, you can always simply take a picture of it. That said, assuming you have a PDF file that contains far too many images for one-on-one saving, you save them all at once with an app called PDF Image Extractor.
- Download and run PDF Image Extractor (both versions are installed and portable).
- Click Add files.
- Select the PDF file (or files) from which you want to extract images.
- Click Take out images.
- Subtraction can take time but once it’s done, you get it new folder in the same location as the original PDF file.
- Open the folder and it will contain all the imported images.
The extracted images may not be of the best quality. They don’t go for pixelated messages but you may not be able to get the high definition image as it is from a booklet.
You may end up with an image dump because the app finds images that you may not think of when using it. For example, if the document contains nice bullet points, the app may treat them as images and extract them as well.
The app cannot extract images from PDF if it is password protected. If you have the password for the file, you should copy it without saving a password and use the app to extract images from the copy. You should make sure to delete the unprotected file.
A PDF file can be a source of high quality images that you may not be able to find anywhere else however be aware that you will not be using copyright protected images. Removal is not a criminal offense but your use of them may be illegal.
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