Please enable JavaScript to view this site.

Navigation: Developer Information > Command Line Interface

Command Line PDF Image Only

Scroll Prev Top Next More

PDF Image Only Command Line Format


win2pdfd.exe imagepdf "sourcefile" "destfile" colormode

win2pdfd.exe imagepdfa "sourcefile" "destfile" colormode


Converts a pdf specified by "sourcefile" into an image only PDF specified by "destfile". If "sourcefile" and "destfile" are the same file, the file is modified in place. The colormode parameter can be one of:


 "mono" - create a black and white image only PDF

 "grayscale" - create a grayscale image only PDF

 "color" - create a color image only PDF


The "imagepdfa" variation is identical to "imagepdf", but the resulting PDF is saved using the PDF/A format.


Image only PDF files can be useful to make the PDF unsearchable, to "flatten" text fields for security, to speed up loading time for complex PDFs, and to reduce the PDF file size.


Any file names that contain spaces must be enclosed with quotation marks. The "sourcefile" can be a local file path, or an web address (URL) to an existing PDF.


Returns 0 on success, and a Windows system error code on failure.