how to read a pdf file and convert to image file ?

169 views (last 30 days)
priya
priya on 26 Feb 2015
Answered: Stefanie Schwarz on 5 Jan 2021
i want read a pdf file using matlab and want to convert it to image file(jpeg)
can i use open(filename)for opening and saveas for converting pdf to image

Answers (2)

Stefanie Schwarz
Stefanie Schwarz on 5 Jan 2021
There is a way to import a PDF as image in MATLAB by making use of the Apache PDFBox library that we ship. Please see the following post for the code:

Stephen
Stephen on 26 Feb 2015
  2 Comments
Stephen
Stephen on 13 Mar 2020
"So far I cound not find any solution to this."
Did you try extractfiletext as mizuki suggested?
There is no general solution to extracting data from a PDF. The link clearly explains why.
"The link suggested above is a dead end, even 5 years later."
In fact using PDFs is a dead-end. They are not a data-exchange format. You might have some luck with OCR.

Sign in to comment.

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!