pdftoppm(1)                                                        pdftoppm(1)


       pdftoppm - Portable Document Format (PDF) to Portable Pixmap (PPM) con-
       verter (version 3.01)


       pdftoppm [options] PDF-file PPM-root


       Pdftoppm converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to  color  image
       files  in  Portable  Pixmap  (PPM)  format,  grayscale  image  files in
       Portable Graymap (PGM) format, or monochrome image  files  in  Portable
       Bitmap (PBM) format.

       Pdftoppm reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes one PPM file for each
       page, PPM-root-nnnnnn.ppm, where nnnnnn is the page number.


       Pdftoppm reads a configuration file at startup.  It first tries to find
       the  user’s  private config file, ~/.xpdfrc.  If that doesn’t exist, it
       looks for a system-wide config  file,  typically  /usr/local/etc/xpdfrc
       (but  this  location  can  be changed when pdftoppm is built).  See the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.


       Many of the following options can be set with configuration  file  com-
       mands.  These are listed in square brackets with the description of the
       corresponding command line option.

       -f number
              Specifies the first page to convert.

       -l number
              Specifies the last page to convert.

       -r number
              Specifies the resolution, in DPI.  The default is 150 DPI.

       -mono  Generate a monochrome PBM file (instead of a color PPM file).

       -gray  Generate a grayscale PGM file (instead of a color PPM file).

       -t1lib yes | no
              Enable or disable  t1lib  (a  Type  1  font  rasterizer).   This
              defaults to "yes".  [config file: enableT1lib]

       -freetype yes | no
              Enable  or  disable  FreeType  (a TrueType / Type 1 font raster-
              izer).  This defaults to "yes".  [config file: enableFreeType]

       -aa yes | no
              Enable or disable font anti-aliasing.  This defaults  to  "yes".
              [config file: antialias]

       -opw password
              Specify  the  owner  password  for the PDF file.  Providing this
              will bypass all security restrictions.

       -upw password
              Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -q     Don’t print any messages or errors.  [config file: errQuiet]

       -v     Print copyright and version information.

       -h     Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)


       The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:

       0      No error.

       1      Error opening a PDF file.

       2      Error opening an output file.

       3      Error related to PDF permissions.

       99     Other error.


       The pdftoppm software and documentation are copyright 1996-2005 Glyph &
       Cog, LLC.


       xpdf(1),  pdftops(1),  pdftotext(1),  pdfinfo(1),  pdffonts(1),  pdfim-
       ages(1), xpdfrc(5)

                                17 August 2005                     pdftoppm(1)

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