How to Extract Image from PDF File


PDF or Portable Document Format is one of the most useful formats that is being used to send confidential information. Whenever, you need to password protect a document, you can simply opt for PDF that allows users to set a password to lock down your secret information. Although, this is also possible to password protect and send locked DOCX file, but most of the people often use PDF over docx because it provides a better security shield, which is quite difficult to break.

Now, let’s assume that you have a PDF file that has some images. Generally, this is very easy to create PDF file with images. Therefore, if you have such PDF file and want to extract image from PDF file, here is a solution. Although, Adobe Reader cannot extract image from PDF file, but you can easily do so with the help of these two methods. Both of them will be done through two different third party software. However, this is not much time consuming to get things done.

The first method is all about using Microsoft Word. Nevertheless, the second method is about using another third party software. So, let’s check how to extract image from PDF file with the help of these two methods.


Extract image from PDF file using Microsoft Word

This is very easy and simplest thing that you can do with Microsoft Word. However, you must have either Microsoft Word 2013 or Microsoft Word 2016 as these two editions can open PDF file and older versions cannot. Therefore, just open the PDF file in either Word 2013 or 2016. Then find the image and right click on that. After that, select Save as Picture.

Save picture from pdf file using microsoft word

Following that, you will have to select a location and give it a name to save the image.

Extract image from PDF file using PDFTrick

PDFTrick is a free software available for Windows and Mac. PDFTrick is mainly designed for extracting image from PDF file. It is available for Windows Vista and later version and as usual, you can download it for 32-bit version as well as 64-bit version. On the other hand, you should have OS X 10.7 or later version to install PDFTrick on your machine. The best part is it is a portable software.

Therefore, download and open PDFTrick on your machine. The very next thing is to open the PDF file. To open any PDF file, just hit the File >> Open buttons.

Open PDF in PDFTrick

After opening, it will be looking like this,

find images in PDF using PDFTrick

On the left side, you can find pages of your PDF file and in the center, you can find all the images of that selected page. To save an image, just select that and hit the GET IMG button.

Extract image from pdf using PDFTrick

That’s it! Thus, you can save any image from any PDF file.

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Hope this little trick would be helpful for you.