Convert PDF Pages To JPEG With Python

Convert PDF Pages To JPEG With Python

A simple guide to extract images (jpeg, png) from PDF.

 

Objectives:

  • Extract Images from PDF

Required Tools:

  • Poppler for windows— Poppler is a PDF rendering library . Include the pdftoppm utility
  • Poppler for Mac — If HomeBrew already installed, can use brew install Poppler
  • Pdf2image— Python module. Wraps the pdftoppm utility to convert PDF to a PIL Image object.

Steps:

    1. Install Poppler. For windows, Add “xxx/bin/” to env path
    1. pip install pdf2image

Usage

import os
import tempfile
from pdf2image import convert_from_path
 
filename = 'target.pdf'
 
with tempfile.TemporaryDirectory() as path:
     images_from_path = convert_from_path(filename, output_folder=path, last_page=1, first_page =0)
 
base_filename  =  os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(filename))[0] + '.jpg'     
 
save_dir = 'your_saved_dir'
 
for page in images_from_path:
    page.save(os.path.join(save_dir, base_filename), 'JPEG')

Further notes