Screw Drivers and PDF Files

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 3 18:46:38 CDT 2005


> 
> der Mouse wrote:
> > Which of those "several open source packages" includes a scriptable
> > (ie, command-line) tool to extract the embedded images from a PDF?
> 
> If you have a "need" for extracting images from PDF than you are missing the 

Who can you possibly know what he wants to do with this file?

> point of PDF.  If you can view it and print it you have no need to extract 
> images from it.

While it may be true that this is 'not the point of PDF', the very fact 
that he needs to do it suggests that pdf is not the right file format to 
use for distributing such collections of images. But if that's the format 
that's used, you have to find some way to hack it.

-tony



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