The XpdfImageExtract™ library provides access to the images in PDF files. It can extract the images to memory or disk, as well as simply generating a list of the images along with their size and color space information.

Note that XpdfImageExtract works with the raw bitmaps of images placed in a PDF file. It does not convert vector graphics or text to bitmaps.

Supported Platforms

Intellectual Property

The XpdfImageExtract library and documentation are Copyright 1996-2023 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

The PDF data structures, operators, and specification are documented in ISO 32000-2:2020.

About Glyph & Cog

Glyph & Cog designs and implements software for manipulating electronic documents. Current offerings include software libraries, components, and consulting services related to reading, viewing, and converting PDF files.

For more information, visit our web site at