Package python3-pdfminer

Tool for extracting information from PDF documents

Pdfminer.six is a community maintained fork of the original PDFMiner. It is a
tool for extracting information from PDF documents. It focuses on getting and
analyzing text data. Pdfminer.six extracts the text from a page directly from
the sourcecode of the PDF. It can also be used to get the exact location, font
or color of the text.

It is built in a modular way such that each component of pdfminer.six can be
replaced easily. You can implement your own interpreter or rendering device
that uses the power of pdfminer.six for other purposes than text analysis.

Check out the full documentation on Read the Docs


  • Written entirely in Python.
  • Parse, analyze, and convert PDF documents.
  • PDF-1.7 specification support. (well, almost).
  • CJK languages and vertical writing scripts support.
  • Various font types (Type1, TrueType, Type3, and CID) support.
  • Support for extracting images (JPG, JBIG2, Bitmaps).
  • Support for various compressions (ASCIIHexDecode, ASCII85Decode, LZWDecode,
    FlateDecode, RunLengthDecode, CCITTFaxDecode)
  • Support for RC4 and AES encryption.
  • Support for AcroForm interactive form extraction.
  • Table of contents extraction.
  • Tagged contents extraction.
  • Automatic layout analysis.

Version: 20231228

General Commands

dumppdf dumppdf – extract pdf structure in XML format
pdf2txt pdf2txt – extract text and images from PDF