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How to extract images from a PDF file?

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Syncfusion Essential PDF is the .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can extract images from a page or an entire PDF document.

Steps to extract images in PDF programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# Console application project. Create a console application in visual studio in .NET PDF library
  2. Install the Syncfusion.Pdf.WinForms  NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework applications from Install nuget packages in .NET PDF library
  3. Include the following namespaces in the Program.cs file.


using Syncfusion.Pdf;
using Syncfusion.Pdf.Parsing;
using System.Drawing;



Imports Syncfusion.Pdf
Imports Syncfusion.Pdf.Parsing
Imports System.Drawing


  1. Use the ExtractImages() method that allows you to extract images from a particular page or an entire PDF document.
    //Extract images from first page
    Image[] extractedImages = pageBase.ExtractImages();


  1. The following C# and VB.NET code snippet shows how to extract images from a particular page or an entire PDF document.


//Load an existing PDF
PdfLoadedDocument loadedDocument = new PdfLoadedDocument(DataPathBase + "sample.pdf");
//Load first page
PdfPageBase pageBase = loadedDocument.Pages[0];
//Extract images from first page
Image[] extractedImages = pageBase.ExtractImages();
//close the document



'Load an existing PDF
Dim loadedDocument As PdfLoadedDocument = New PdfLoadedDocument((DataPathBase + "sample.pdf"))
'Load first page
Dim pageBase As PdfPageBase = loadedDocument.Pages(0)
'Extract images from first page
Dim extractedImages() As Image = pageBase.ExtractImages
'close the document


A complete working sample can be downloaded from

The input PDF document is as follows. Input PDF file of extact images in .NET PDF library

By executing the program, you will get the list of extracted images from the first page of the PDF document.

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find the image information and text extraction from PDF document with Essential PDF, and brief details about OCR processing , and merge document with code examples.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential PDF features.

An online sample link to extract images from PDF document


Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.



I hope you enjoyed learning about how to extract images from a PDF file.

You can refer to our WinForms PDF’s feature tour page to know about its other groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our WinForms PDF documentation to understand how to present and manipulate data.

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