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Know-How to Extract Images from Secured PDF Documents in Bulk

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Most of the times when we read PDF documents like journals, notes, books, etc. we may found some interesting images and wants to download it. But, sometimes file does not give us the respective permissions to perform the PDF image extraction. However, the main reason due to which users can’t get all images from PDF is because of security i.e. the file is restricting the user to perform the data extraction of either text or images. Therefore, to download or extract images from secured PDF firstly, it is needed to remove file protection and then use an application to export images from PDF files.

Here, in this blog post we have described multiple solutions which help the user to get images from PDF and have the option to export them in .png, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, etc.

Solutions on How to Extract Images from PDF

Now, after using the above-mentioned tool follow any of the below methods for image extraction:

1- SysTools PDF Extractor

2- Adobe Photoshop

3- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC


If You Don’t Want to Use two tools one for unlock and another for extracting, you can use SysTools PDF Image Extractor Tool. It can extract images from locked files (Both Owner & User Protected PDF Files). In case of owner protected PDF (restricted PDF), no need of permission password.

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How to Extract Images from PDF Using Professional Tool

To pull images out of PDF files follow these useful steps:

1- Launch and run the SysTools PDF Extractor software.

2- Click Add Files / Add Folder option to insert PDF files from your system.

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3- Provide Saving location Path or you can hit the Change button to select the location then, hit next.

4- Click on Inline Image option given in the tool.

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5- Under Apply Image Settings you can select any format in which you want to export images from PDF. The given formats are PDF, TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG, TGA, PCX, ICO and RAW. You can also Select pages from which image has to be extracted.

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6- lastly hit Extract button.

Make Use of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to Extract Images from Secured PDF

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC allows users to get all images from PDF files. It is necessary to have the paid version of the tool otherwise with normal Adobe Reader users cannot perform the task:

1. Start Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and open PDF file

2. Choose Tools option and then click Export PDF button

3. Select Image and then the desired image format.

4. Choose the Export all images checkbox under the options.

5. Lastly, click the Export button and select the location to save the images

Use Adobe Photoshop to Get Images from PDF

Adobe Photoshop provides the functionality to extract images from secured PDF document. However, images could be of any format i.e. .jpeg, .png, .jpg, .bmp, .gif any type of image can be removed. It involves some simple steps as follows:

1- Firstly, open the PDF document with Adobe Photoshop

2- Then, the Import PDF dialog box appears

3- Click the Images option to extract images from PDF

4- Select the images which you want to extract

5- Choose Image Size & Page Option and click OK button

6- After that save the extracted images


Extracting images from PDF documents becomes the most common need among users because extracted images can be used in presentations, website creations or for any other purpose. Moreover, along with images sometimes users are also in need to extract data from PDF document. But, what if when the file is protected and users want to know how to get images from PDF files that are restricted. Therefore, to answer this query, we have discussed the best solution which helps users to extract images from secured PDF files. Not only this, you can also save extracted images into PDF, TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG, TGA, PCX, ICO and RAW file formats.

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