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Monday, 19 June 2017

Extracting pages from PDF as PNGs

Extraction of pages from a PDF file can be done using GhostScript's command line program gswin64c.exe. The following command extracts all pages from thePDF.pdf into a series of PNG files named page-001.png, page-002.png etc:


gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=pngalpha -o page-%03d.png -r600 thePDF.pdf


The -r parameter is the resolution in pixels per inch. In the above example, it is set to 600, but to only test the command set it to a low value like 100.