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PDF Images Extractor for .NET

Winnovative PDF Images Extractor can be used in any type of .NET application to extract images from a PDF document. The integration with existing .NET applications is extremely easy and no installation is necessary. The downloaded archive contains the assembly for .NET and a demo application. The full C# source code of the demo application is available in the Samples folder. The extractor produces .NET Image objects during conversion that you can save to image files or use for further processing. The transparency information from PDF is preserved in the extracted images.


PDF Images Extractor for .NET Box
Extract images from PDF documents
Preserve transparency information from PDF
Extract images in memory or to image files in a folder
Save the extracted images in various image formats
Support for password protected PDF documents
Extract the images only from a range of PDF pages
Get the number of pages in a PDF document
Get the PDF document title, keywords, author and description
Does not require Adobe Reader or other third party tools
Support for .NET 4.0 framework and later
Documentation and C# samples for all the features

Code Sample for PDF Images Extraction

The code below was taken from the PDF Images Extractor demo application available for download in the PDF Images Extractor archive. In this sample an instance of the PdfImagesExtractor class is constructed and used to extract the images from a PDF document.
private void btnExtractImages_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (pdfFileTextBox.Text.Trim().Equals(String.Empty))
        MessageBox.Show("Please choose a source PDF file", "Choose PDF file", MessageBoxButtons.OK);

    // the source pdf file
    string pdfFileName = pdfFileTextBox.Text.Trim();

    // start page number
    int startPageNumber = int.Parse(textBoxStartPage.Text.Trim());
    // end page number
    // when it is 0 the extraction will continue up to the end of document
    int endPageNumber = 0;
    if (textBoxEndPage.Text.Trim() != String.Empty)
        endPageNumber = int.Parse(textBoxEndPage.Text.Trim());

    // create the PDF images extractor object
    PdfImagesExtractor pdfImagesExtractor = new PdfImagesExtractor();

    pdfImagesExtractor.LicenseKey = "31FAUEJHUEBQRl5AUENBXkFCXklJSUlQQA==";

    // the demo output directory
    string outputDirectory = Path.Combine(Application.StartupPath, @"DemoFiles\Output");

    Cursor = Cursors.WaitCursor;
    // set the handler to be called when an image was extracted
    pdfImagesExtractor.ImageExtractedEvent += pdfImagesExtractor_ImageExtractedEvent;
        // start images counting
        imageIndex = 0;

        // call the images extractor to raise the ImageExtractedEvent event when an images is extracted from a PDF page
        // the pdfImagesExtractor_ImageExtractedEvent handler below will be executed for each extracted image
        pdfImagesExtractor.ExtractImagesInEvent(pdfFileName, startPageNumber, endPageNumber);

        // Alternatively you can use the ExtractImages() and ExtractImagesToFile() methods
        // to extracted the images from a PDF document in memory or to image files in a directory

        // uncomment the line below to extract the images to an array of ExtractedImage objects
        //ExtractedImage[] pdfPageImages = pdfImagesExtractor.ExtractImages(pdfFileName, startPageNumber, endPageNumber);

        // uncomment the lines below to extract the images to image files in a directory
        //string outputDirectory = System.IO.Path.Combine(Application.StartupPath, @"DemoFiles\Output");
        //pdfImagesExtractor.ExtractImagesToFile(pdfFileName, startPageNumber, endPageNumber, outputDirectory, "pdfimage");
    catch (Exception ex)
        // The extraction failed
        MessageBox.Show(String.Format("An error occurred. {0}", ex.Message), "Error");
        // uninstall the event handler
        pdfImagesExtractor.ImageExtractedEvent -= pdfImagesExtractor_ImageExtractedEvent;

        Cursor = Cursors.Arrow;

    catch (Exception ex)
        MessageBox.Show(string.Format("Cannot open output folder. {0}", ex.Message));

/// <summary>
/// The ImageExtractedEvent event handler called after an image was extracted from a PDF page.
/// The event is raised when the ExtractImagesInEvent() method is used
/// </summary>
/// <param name="args">The handler argument containing the extracted image and the PDF page number</param>
void pdfImagesExtractor_ImageExtractedEvent(ImageExtractedEventArgs args)
    // get the image object and page number from even handler argument
    Image pdfPageImageObj = args.ExtractedImage.ImageObject;
    int pageNumber = args.ExtractedImage.PageNumber;

    // save the extracted image to a PNG file
    string outputPageImage = Path.Combine(Application.StartupPath, @"DemoFiles\Output", 
        "pdfimage_" + pageNumber.ToString() + "_" + imageIndex++ + ".png");
    pdfPageImageObj.Save(outputPageImage, ImageFormat.Png);