# Ubuntu – How to convert PDF to image

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I have requirement of converting PDF pages to images. There is a background image with some text in my file, and when I save it as an image only the background image gets saved.

Is there any software available for the same so that complete page can be converted to an image?

• You can use pdftoppm to convert a PDF to a PNG:

pdftoppm input.pdf outputname -png


This will output each page in the PDF using the format outputname-01.png, with 01 being the index of the page.

### Converting a single page of the PDF

pdftoppm input.pdf outputname -png -f {page} -singlefile


Change {page} to the page number. It's indexed at 1, so -f 1 would be the first page.

### Specifying the converted image's resolution

The default resolution for this command is 150 DPI. Increasing it will result in both a larger file size and more detail.

To increase the resolution of the converted PDF, add the options -rx {resolution} and -ry {resolution}. For example:

pdftoppm input.pdf outputname -png -rx 300 -ry 300