pdftoppm man page

pdftoppm — Portable Document Format (PDF) to Portable Pixmap (PPM) converter (version 3.03)

Synopsis

pdftoppm [options] PDF-file PPM-root

Description

Pdftoppm converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to color image files in Portable Pixmap (PPM) format, grayscale image files in Portable Graymap (PGM) format, or monochrome image files in Portable Bitmap (PBM) format.

Pdftoppm reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes one PPM file for each page, PPM-root-number.ppm, where number is the page number.

Options

-f number
Specifies the first page to convert.
-l number
Specifies the last page to convert.
-o
Generates only the odd numbered pages.
-e
Generates only the even numbered pages.
-singlefile
Writes only the first page and does not add digits.
-r number
Specifies the X and Y resolution, in DPI. The default is 150 DPI.
-rx number
Specifies the X resolution, in DPI. The default is 150 DPI.
-ry number
Specifies the Y resolution, in DPI. The default is 150 DPI.
-scale-to number
Scales the long side of each page (width for landscape pages, height for portrait pages) to fit in scale-to pixels. The size of the short side will be determined by the aspect ratio of the page.
-scale-to-x number
Scales each page horizontally to fit in scale-to-x pixels. If scale-to-y is set to -1, the vertical size will determined by the aspect ratio of the page.
-scale-to-y number
Scales each page vertically to fit in scale-to-y pixels. If scale-to-x is set to -1, the horizontal size will determined by the aspect ratio of the page.
-x number
Specifies the x-coordinate of the crop area top left corner
-y number
Specifies the y-coordinate of the crop area top left corner
-W number
Specifies the width of crop area in pixels (default is 0)
-H number
Specifies the height of crop area in pixels (default is 0)
-sz number
Specifies the size of crop square in pixels (sets W and H)
-cropbox
Uses the crop box rather than media box when generating the files
-mono
Generate a monochrome PBM file (instead of a color PPM file).
-gray
Generate a grayscale PGM file (instead of a color PPM file).
-png
Generates a PNG file instead a PPM file.
-jpeg
Generates a JPEG file instead a PPM file.
-tiff
Generates a TIFF file instead a PPM file.
-tiffcompression none | packbits | jpeg | lzw | deflate
Specifies the TIFF compression type. This defaults to "none".
-freetype yes | no
Enable or disable FreeType (a TrueType / Type 1 font rasterizer). This defaults to "yes".
-thinlinemode none | solid | shape
Specifies the thin line mode. This defaults to "none".
"solid":
adjust lines with a width less than one pixel to pixel boundary and paint it with a width of one pixel.
"shape":
adjust lines with a width less than one pixel to pixel boundary and paint it with a width of one pixel but with a shape in proportion to its width.
-aa yes | no
Enable or disable font anti-aliasing. This defaults to "yes".
-aaVector yes | no
Enable or disable vector anti-aliasing. This defaults to "yes".
-opw password
Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this will bypass all security restrictions.
-upw password
Specify the user password for the PDF file.
-q
Don't print any messages or errors.
-v
Print copyright and version information.
-h
Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)

Exit Codes

The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:

0
No error.
1
Error opening a PDF file.
2
Error opening an output file.
3
Error related to PDF permissions.
99
Other error.

Author

The pdftoppm software and documentation are copyright 1996-2011 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

See Also

pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftohtml(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1) pdfseparate(1), pdfsig(1), pdfunite(1)

Referenced By

pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdfseparate(1), pdfsig(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftohtml(1), pdftopng(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdfunite(1), xpdf(1), xpdfrc(5).

15 August 2011