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

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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

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Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick on 26 Feb 2015

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Massimo Ciacci
Massimo Ciacci on 12 Mar 2020
I'm also searching for this since an hour now. So far I cound not find any solution to this. The link suggested above is a dead end, even 5 years later.
I considered ImageMagick command line but I could not even get that one to work, I'm a noob when it comes to mingw and cygwin...
Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick 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.

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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:

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