Extract images to files

Here are the steps to extract images to files:

  • Instantiate Parser object for the initial document;
  • Call getImages method and obtain collection of PageImageArea objects;
  • Check if collection isn’t null (images extraction is supported for the document);
  • Iterate through the collection and save image contents to the file.

The following example shows how to save images to files:

// Create an instance of Parser class
try (Parser parser = new Parser(Constants.SampleZip)) {
    // Extract images from document
    Iterable<PageImageArea> images = parser.getImages();

    // Check if images extraction is supported
    if (images == null) {
        System.out.println("Page images extraction isn't supported");

    // Create the options to save images in PNG format
    ImageOptions options = new ImageOptions(ImageFormat.Png);

    int imageNumber = 0;
    // Iterate over images
    for (PageImageArea image : images)
        // Save the image to the png file
        image.save(Constants.getOutputFilePath(String.format("%d.png", imageNumber)), options);


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