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Convert PDF to Image using Python

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  • Last Updated : 21 Jan, 2021
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Many tools are available on the internet for converting a PDF to an image. In this article, we are going to write code for converting pdf to image and make a handy application in python. Before writing the code we need to install the required module pdf2image and poppler.

Modules Needed

  • pdf2image 1.14.0: This module converts a PDF to a PIL object. To install this module type the below command in the terminal.
pip install pdf2image
  • poppler: This module allows to read, render, or modify PDF documents. Windows users will have to build or download poppler for Windows. click here to download

 You will then have to add the bin/ folder to PATH or use

 poppler_path = r”C:\path\to\poppler-xx\bin” as an argument in convert_from_path.


  • Import the pdf2image module
  • Store a PFD with convert_from_path()
  • Save image with save()

Below is the Implementation.

PDF File used:


# import module
from pdf2image import convert_from_path
# Store Pdf with convert_from_path function
images = convert_from_path('example.pdf')
for i in range(len(images)):
      # Save pages as images in the pdf
    images[i].save('page'+ str(i) +'.jpg', 'JPEG')





Let’s write code for Application Using Tkinter: This Script implements the above Implementation into a GUI.


Below is the Implementation.



from pdf2image import convert_from_path
from tkinter import *
from tkinter import messagebox
def pdf2img():
        images = convert_from_path(str(e1.get()))
        for img in images:
  'new_folder\output.jpg', 'JPEG')
    except  :
        Result = "NO pdf found"
        messagebox.showinfo("Result", Result)
        Result = "success"
        messagebox.showinfo("Result", Result)
master = Tk()
Label(master, text="File Location").grid(row=0, sticky=W)
e1 = Entry(master)
e1.grid(row=0, column=1)
b = Button(master, text="Convert", command=pdf2img)
b.grid(row=0, column=2,columnspan=2, rowspan=2,padx=5, pady=5)





If there is no PDF file at your given location.



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