Project Info – PdfRipImage Mar 19 2005

We’ll probably check this out for a project where we’re going to be working with a lot of PDFs (I want to thumbnail the first page and show it on a web page). Although it does sound a little like maybe this script just extracts _images_ from a pdf instead of creating an _image_ from the total contents of the pdf. Project Info – PdfRipImage

PdfRipImage is a shell script to automatically extract images from PDF documents and convert them to a format of your choice (such as JPEG or TIFF). It runs on UNIX-like platforms and requires utilities from netpbm and xpdf.

Via Freshmeat

3 Responses to “ Project Info – PdfRipImage”

  1. Neil McPhail Says:

    You are quite correct. The script will not make an image of the .pdf document. There are other utilities which will achieve this.


  2. Frédéric Grosshans Says:

    evince-thumbnailer is what you need. Install evince ( ) and type

    evince-thumbnailer yourfile.pdf anicethumbnail.png

    I think it fulfills your needs.


  3. admin Says:

    Thank you Fred! We’ll check it out.

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