Sothink PDF to Image Converter can convert PDF documents into images. It works by creating a separate image for every page in the source document. Luckily, the program is really easy to use because it does not include any type of help documentation. All of the options are available from a single screen and they have been properly arranged so that the user does not get lost. This way, if you follow the flow suggested by the arrangement of the elements, you will soon notice that you can start by creating the list of files to convert. Likewise, the presence of the Add File and Add Folder buttons suggests that this program supports batch conversion of either individual files or whole folders.
The output section is more than clear: a dropdown list allows you to choose one of the multiple picture formats supported. Additionally, you can customize the size of the output images. Finally, selecting an output format is all it takes to start converting. If you prefer it, you can ask the program to create a subfolder for each of the documents. Unfortunately, there is no option to convert only a specific page or a page range. Another way to begin a conversion is by using the contextual menu from Windows Explorer; however, this option did not work for me, maybe because I was using a trial version.
Honestly, this is the first program I review aimed to extract images from PDF. Usually, there are programs to do the inverse procedure, that is, creating PDF from images. At first, I could not think of any use for this software, but I soon found out that the extracted images can be viewed on portable devices and DVD players that do not support PDF. They can also be used to create presentations and slideshows. In addition, some PDF documents constructed from scanned images are not readily editable. By extracting the pages, you can edit them separately and then recompose your PDF.
- It is easy to use
- It integrates with the system
- It supports several picture formats
- It does not allow converting specific pages or page ranges