Extract and Save Images From A Portable Document Format ( PDF ) File

Q. How do I extract images from a PDF file under Linux / UNIX shell account?

A. pdfimages works as Portable Document Format (PDF) image extractor under Linux / UNIX operating systems. It saves images from a 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, image-root-nnn.xxx, where nnn is the image number and xxx is the image type (.ppm, .pbm, .jpg).

pdfimages is installed using poppler-utils package under various Linux distributions: