Extract images from documents

GroupDocs.Parser allows to extract images from PDF, Emails, Ebooks, Microsoft Office: Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), LibreOffice formats and many others (see full list at supported document formats article).

GroupDocs.Parser’s allows to easily implement simple and complex image extraction cases at the same time (see more at advanced help section).

In this article you can see how to extract images from any supported format without additional settings.

Extract images from documents

To extract images from documents simply call GetImages method:

IEnumerable<PageImageArea> GetImages();

The methods return a collection of PageImageArea objects:

PageThe page that contains the text area.
RectangleThe rectangular area on the page that contains the text area.
FileTypeThe format of the image.
RotationThe rotation angle of the image.
Stream GetImageStream()Returns the image stream.
Stream GetImageStream(ImageOptions)Returns the image stream in a different format.
void Save(String)Saves the image to the file.
void Save(String, ImageOptions)Saves the image to the file in a different format.

Here are the steps to extract images from the whole document:

  • Instantiate Parser object for the initial document;
  • Call GetImages method and obtain collection of image objects;
  • Check if collection isn’t null (images extraction is supported for the document);
  • Iterate through the collection and get sizes, image types and image contents.

The following example shows how to extract all images from the whole document:

// Create an instance of Parser class
using (Parser parser = new Parser(filePath))
    // Extract images
    IEnumerable<PageImageArea> images = parser.GetImages();
    // Check if images extraction is supported
    if (images == null)
        Console.WriteLine("Images extraction isn't supported");
    // Iterate over images
    foreach (PageImageArea image in images)
        // Print a page index, rectangle and image type:
        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Page: {0}, R: {1}, Type: {2}", image.Page.Index, image.Rectangle, image.FileType));

More resources

Advanced usage topics

To learn more about image extraction feature, please refer the advanced help section.

GitHub examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

Free online image extractor App

Along with full featured .NET library we provide simple, but powerfull free APPs.

You are welcome to extract images from PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, Emails and more with our free online GroupDocs Parser App.