Sometimes we often need to extract high-quality images from the PDFs for creating separate documentation in other formats. For creating web pages, powerpoint presentations, word processing documents, etc users want to download images from PDF. So, considering all user requirements we have discussed both manuals as well as the automated solution to extract multiple images from PDF files.

User Query

“I recently got an email with various PDF attachments. When I opened the portable document file I found that it contains various images. Then, I decided to use these images for creating web pages. But, I don’t know how to download pictures from PDF files. Can anyone suggest the simple solution to perform this task?

Save Images From PDF by Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro provides the functionality to extract multiple images from PDF files. Follow steps one by one:
  • Open Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on your local machine
  • Now, open the required PDF file from which you want to extract pictures
  • Click on Tools option
  • Then, go to Export PDF option
  • A small thumbnail of the first page is displayed on the left side of the screen. From the right side of the screen, click on the Images option
  • Then, select the File Format to export image
  • Check the Export All Images check box
  • Click on the Export button
  • Choose the desired destination location to save the exported image
  • Enter the file name for the image
  • Hit, the Save option

Extract Multiple Images from PDF by Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Using this program user can easily save images from PDF files. But, for this user have to follow some useful steps:
  • Firstly, open Adobe Reader DC program
  • Click on File option to open the PDF file
  • Go to Edit menu option
  • Then, click on Take a Snapshot
  • Now, click & drag the mouse over the area of the image to capture a screenshot, but the best way is to click the Edit menu again and
  • choose Select All option
  • Right-click on the image in the PDF file & click Copy Selected Graphic
  • The image will be copied to the clipboard and you can paste it into any image editing program

Use Windows Snipping Tool to Save Images From PDF

With the help of snipping tool, users can extract the small number of images from the PDF file. To capture images with the help of snipping tool follow the steps:
  • Click on the Start button
  • Enter Snipping Tool in the search box & Choose Snipping Tool
  • Click on the Mode option and choose from Windows, Free-form, Full-screen, or Rectangular Snip. For free-form or rectangular snips, use the mouse to select the area that needs to be captured
  • Lastly, click on the Save button to save the snip at any desired location

Limitations of Manual Method to Extract Multiple Images from PDF

There are some of the disadvantages of the manual method to save images from pdf file, these are given below:
  • Could not extract images from PDF files in batch
  • The full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is needed
  • Good technical knowledge is required
  • Steps are lengthy and time-consuming too

Automated Approach to Save Images From PDF in Batch

As already discussed in the above-section that manual approach has certain limitations. Then, how extract multiple images from PDF in batch? So the answer to this is to go for any third-party professional utility like SysTools PDF Toolbox. This software provides Add Folder option to insert multiple PDF documents so that user can extract images from multiple PDF documents. Moreover, the tool comprises of many other effective features and they are:

  • Save the extracted image as TGA, BMP, GIF, JPEG, etc format
  • Extract text from PDF documents in batch
  • Compress or reduce the size of PDF documents
  • Perform the conversion of PDF/A
  • Facility to manage the size of images
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 and all below versions


Here, in this blog, we have discussed both manual as we as automated solution to extract multiple images from PDF files. But, due to some drawbacks of the manual method, it is recommended to use automated solution. The application enables the user to download pictures from PDF files in batch without any hassle.