A wrapper around the pdftoppm command line tool to convert pdf to a PIL Image list.
# pdf2image A python3 module that wraps the pdftoppm utility to convert PDF to the PIL image formatt
## How to install
` pip install pdf2image `
Windows users will have to install (pdftoppm)[https://sourceforge.net/projects/poppler-win32/]
Linux users will have pdftoppm pre-installed with the distro (Tested on Ubuntu and Archlinux)
## How does it work? ` from pdf2image import convert_from_path, convert_from_bytes `
Then simply do:
` images = convert_from_path(‘/home/kankroc/example.pdf’) `
` images = convert_from_bytes(open(‘/home/kankroc/example.pdf’, ‘rb’).read()) `
images will be a list of PIL Image representing each page of the PDF document.
## Limitations / known issues
- A relatively big PDF will use up all your memory and cause the process to be killed
- pdftoppm errors are not handled
- Not Python 2 compatible