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Extract Images From PDF on Mac – Effortlessly Extract Items From PDF

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Are you looking for a way to extract images from PDF files on Mac operating system? Your search ends here! In this blog, you will get to know how to extract images from PDF on Mac using an automated tool.

I will discuss all the steps required to run PDF Image Extractor for Mac to take out images from PDF while using a Mac operating system.

You will able to extract inline images (images present inside or embedded in the PDF) and image files present as attachments.

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Compatible With: Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina), Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave), Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), MacOS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

Now let’s see how you can use this tool!

How to Extract Images From PDF on Mac OS

This Mac tool for PDF image extraction is designed with a simple user interface. Just download the tool and follow these steps:

1. Press the “Add Files” or “Add Folder” button to insert PDF documents from which you want to extract images.
Note: By default, this mac tool creates individual folders for each extracted image. To save all your extracted images in a single folder select the option “Create Single Folder Only”.

2. Click on the Change button to provide the location to save extracted images in Mac.

3. Here, you can tick the ‘Attachments’ option if images are attached to the PDF files or tick the‘ Images’ option to extract embedded or inline images PDF. You can also apply filters to extract only desired images.

4. Under Image Settings you can choose to export your extracted PDF images in various formats or you can save all your images in a PDF file. 

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5. Here you can select PDF pages from which you want to extract PDF images. Then click on “Extract”.

Saving Options & Filters You Can Apply

Let’s discuss each feature of this tool in detail. This PDF Extractor comes with many filters and saving options tool. These are as follows:

1. Apply Attachment Filters –  If images are attached to the PDF file you can this option; Under this, you get 2 sub-filters:

  • Extract Attachments Upto (Size): You can specify the size here along with its metrics.
  • File Type: You can provide the type of image you want to take out. For example PNG, JPEG, GIF, etc.

Note: These attachment filters can be applied to images that are present as attachments to a PDF document.

2. Apply Image Settings (Only applied for inline images)

Save Inline Images Into PDF: Well, this is self-explanatory. you can save all your extracted images into a PDF file. You can do this in the following ways:

  • Save Image Into Other Formats: You can save your extracted images from PDF files into various formats. You can export images from PDF file into PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, TGA, PCX, ICO, RAW.
  • Create Individual PDF: Generate individual files for each extracted inline images.
  • Create Single PDF: Generate a single file for all extracted images.

3. Apply Page Settings: If you want to extract PDF images from a certain PDF page or PDF pages you can select the option given under Page settings like- Select PDF Page(s) by Number Page Range, Odd/ Even Pages, or All Pages. 

New Features Introduced in The Latest Version

1. If your PDF document opens with a password, this tool provides an inbuilt feature to unlock it. You don’t have to separately remove the security settings. However, you need to provide the password and don’t worry this software does not save any password.

2. If your PDF files have a modification or editing restrictions, this tool can still extract images from them.

3. This Mac tool can extract images from multiple PDF files at once. Designed with robust functionalities this tool effortlessly takes out all the desired images/ pictures/ photos from PDFs.


In this blog, I introduced you to an automated tool to extract images from PDF on Mac OS. This tool is compatible with all the Mac OS X versions (10.8 & above). You can download the free demo edition of this tool. Demo edition will extract one image each from 5 PDF files.