How to extract images from a PDF document

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Brian Adam
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Start a new year, we come to the long-awaited 2021, a year in which home office tasks will be much more everyday, for this reason today we tell you how to extract images and photos from a PDF document , a really useful trick if you want to be much more productive with your office tasks at home.

When we work with PDF documents, some may be more secure than others, which means that, to edit a PDF, special software is usually necessary, an online tool simply to discover the secrets of our computer. Next, we tell you 3 ways with which you can extract images.

With Adobe Acrobat Reader

An excellent manager for PDF files is undoubtedly Acrobat from the Adobe family, however, there is a paid version and an alternative called Adobe Acrobat Reader , this allows you to view (read) PDF files, offers some additional features so it is ideal for review PDF files regularly.

To extract images or photos from a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader, the first thing is logically to open a document with this program, then right-click on the image and select the Copy image option or it can also be achieved using the option Copy Image located on the shortcut toolbar.

If for some reason your Adobe Acrobat Reader does not allow you to right-click and choose Copy Image, you can try the following:

1) Select Edit> Take Snapshot from the menu bar.

2) Click on the image, which will actually select some or all of the text as well.

3) Right-click and select Copy Selected Chart.

With the image copied, you can paste it into another application such as Office programs or open it in Preview with “File> New from Clipboard”.

With an online tool

If your PDF document has multiple images that you need to extract, perhaps your solution is to go for an online tool. There are a lot of websites for this purpose, but we bring you two recommendations, the first is PDF Candy and the other is iLovePDF.

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These tools are easy to use and in the case of the first one it gives you a nice and neat ZIP file with all the images in your PDF document. Here are the steps to follow:

1) Google PDF Candy Extract Images and / or visit PDF Candy and select Extract Images.

2) You must click on Add file, here your PDF is uploaded from Google Drive or Dropbox, or drag and drop your file in the space.

3) The process starts automatically and takes only a few moments. You will see a “Done!” as a message and an option to download the ZIP file or send it to your Google Drive or Dropbox clouds.

Extract images with Preview on Mac

Despite not being an ideal method, it is actually a great way to extract images from a PDF, when you open one of these documents on Mac, by default it will do so using the Preview program , which is native to your Mac .

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You can use the selection tool, you can also zoom and grab the exact dimensions of the image and open it in its own window to save it. These are the steps to follow:

1) Open the PDF in preview.

2) Click File> Take Screenshot and choose From Selection.

3) When the crosshair or crosshair appears, drag to capture the image as the selection.

When you release the cursor, the image will open in a new window immediately. From there, you can choose a file format , give it a name, and select a location to save it.

We also recommend using the facilities provided by MacOS, for example, you can use Command + Shift + 3 to capture the entire screen, Command + Shift + 4 to capture a selected area and Command + Shift + 5 for a more refined capture greater advantages.

We hope that these little tricks have helped you, do not forget to follow us on our networks to learn more about these tricks or news related to the world of the bitten apple. We hope you have a great 2021.


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