A few days back I was reading a research document in the PDF format and there were some interesting simulation graphs and stats in different places as images in the document that I wanted to extract and store separately from the PDF, so that I can quickly use and reference them in the future with out the need to open the PDF document and search for these. Naturally to do so I quickly fired my screen capturing software and started my mission to capture each image separately (graphs and stats etc.) but soon I realized that It is not going to work because there are quite a lot of these images in the document and It will take me a lot of time to capture all the images this way. So I decided to look some alternative way, a utility that can quickly capture/extract images from the PDF documents automatically without this cumbersome process that I was following. After some search I found the PDF Image Extraction Wizard that has the exact functionality that I was looking for.
This is a pretty simple software created with single purpose in mind that is to extract images from the PDF document. Extraction process is simple, after firing the wizard you provide the source PDF file and the output folder where all the extracted images will be saved. Extracted images are saved in the BMP format but you can easily convert them to any desired format(JPEG, PNG, GIF etc.) using any image conversion utility later on. You can also set the prefix for the extracted images. Other options include setting the start and end page range to consider for the extraction of images. If the PDF file you provided is password protected then you must also provide the password to extract the images from the file. After you provide these options the wizard will start the actual image extraction process which is very fast in most cases.
This software is useful for someone that wants to extract images from the PDF files in bulk.I would like to point out that the latest version of the software is 3.0 that you can download from the official website but this version is not a freeware anymore. However you can get the last freeware version 1.20 from here that should do the job for most people. If you are looking for the Image extraction or sound extraction from the Powerpoint files(ppt, pps formats) then take a look at this article that I posted earlier.
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