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Adobe Acrobat Pro: How To Extract Images From a PDF

Sometimes you might need the images in a PDF file. You could take screenshots of portions of the document, but there’s a much simpler way, using a feature that Acrobat Pro has built in. Here’s how to do it.

adobe acrobat pro export images

It actually couldn’t be easier. Open the PDF document from which you want images extracted. Then go to View >> Tools >> Document Processing on Adobe Acrobat Pro’s toolbar.

adobe acrobat pro export images view tools document processing

Now you’ll see a menu opening up on the right side of your Acrobat Pro window. In that menu, click Export All Images.

adobe acrobat pro export all images

A window will pop up, allowing you to decide where you want the pictures saved.

adobe acrobat pro export all images location

By clicking Settings in that window you can set some specifics of the export operation – like the quality of the images or color management. You can also exclude images that are smaller than a certain dimension in inches (1 inch, for example). This lets you avoid exporting graphic elements in the page, that you probably need.

adobe acrobat pro export all images settings

When you’ve set the options, click OK. Then you’re returned to the previous window, click Save. The images will be exported to the folder you’ve selected.

If you’re using Office 2010, try out the Nitro PDF Editing Companion. It lets provides Content Extraction (Convert to plain text, snapshot tool, Extract Images in PDFs).

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6 Responses to Adobe Acrobat Pro: How To Extract Images From a PDF

  1. Karel March 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Thanks bro! Simple steps and clear pics.

    • Bogdan Bele March 2, 2013 at 4:37 am #

      You’re most welcome. Glad it was useful.

  2. Mr Linh July 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Thanks you so much.

  3. Mr Linh July 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    I am try it. But quality image very low. Please tell me software have same option, thank you .

  4. Soki April 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm #


  5. Ian Hawkins July 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    what are the file names of the images – sequential?

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