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How to extract images from a PDF file: Some PDF files contain many images and you have found that these images from a PDF file can be useful for you. But, the question here is how you can extract images from PDF files. To extract images there are multiple ways such as software, tools, and online sites, etc. In this article, we are going to discuss five different methods that can help you extract images from a PDF file.


Each method has its own advantages, some are paid and some are free. These methods will help you in different cases such as if you want to store the extracted images on the unit or you want to store them in a different image format. These methods can be helpful in every way, so let's get started.

5 ways to extract images from a PDF file

Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Extract images from PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the perfect tool for all PDF-related operations. It is very easy to work with this tool, but you have to pay for this tool as it is not free. You can use its free trial version to use its features for some time but after that, you need to buy a subscription.

You can easily export your PDF to any format using this tool. Just open this application and in the toolbar choose the option «TOOLS». Now click on the "Export PDF" option and browse for the PDF file from which you need to extract the images.


Now it will give you the options to select in which format you want to export your PDF file, make sure to select "Images". Now from below, click on the "Export all images" options and it will extract all images from the PDF file. You can also choose the format of the images.


Lastly, click the Export button at the bottom and navigate to where you want to save all the extracted images.

Method 2: Use the Window Snipping Tool to Extract Images from a PDF File

Windows Snipping Tool is a tool built by Microsoft as a screen capture utility included in Windows Vista and later operating systems. You can take screenshots of the open window or any object on your screen, and then annotate, save or share the image. This tool can be very useful to extract the images from the PDF file. So you can easily take screenshots of the images from the PDF file using this tool and then save the images.

1.Press Windows Key + S to open Windows Search and type "Snipping Tool".


2.Select the mode using the desired option and take the screenshot of the images in a PDF file.


3.Finally, save the image to the clipboard folder.


Method 3: Use PDF Web Apps to Extract Images from a PDF File

There are some free PDF web applications that you can use if you want to extract a lot of images from PDF files.


Navigate to and select the "Extract Images" option and choose "Select PDF File". Now, select the image format you need for the extracted images. Once everything is done, finally click on "Extract Images".



Navigate to and select "Extract images" and then add pdf files, either using your computer or you can add them using Google Drive, or Dropbox. Once you select the PDF file, it will extract all the images from the PDF file and you can download them in a zip file. Here you will not have the option to choose the format of the extracted images, but you can easily save the images on your PC.



Navigate to and you will see all the steps to extract the images from the PDF file. You can also choose the format of the extracted images.


Method 4: Extract Images from a PDF File Using Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can also be used to extract images from the PDF file. Just follow these steps to extract the images:

1.Open Adobe Photoshop and then open the PDF file you want to extract the images from.

2.Then in the Import PDF dialog box, select the Images option and click OK.


Now, choose the images from the PDF that you want to open in photoshop. With the help of the SHIFT key, you can open all the images in Photoshop.

4.Now type the desired name for each image and save them using shortcut key Ctrl + S. You can also save the images in whatever format you want and you can also make any changes to the image before saving.

Method 5: Extract Images from a PDF File Using Third Party Tools


PDFShaper is the software that you can install to perform different functions on your PDF. It has a free version and a paid version. The image extraction feature is available in the free version, so the free version will work for you.

This has a very simple interface, you just have to add the file and it will extract all the images. You can also choose the image format with the option present in the software.


PkPdfConverter is free software that you can download to work related to PDF. It contains various options besides extracting the image from PDF like converting PDF to word, etc.

You just have to download the zip file (8mb) and run it. This will install this application on your computer. Now, run the application and add the file to extract images from PDF files.

Hope the above steps were helpful and now you can easily extract images from PDF file, but if you still have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to ask them in the comment section.