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I have a situation where I need to extract images from lots of PDF files and display them on a website. My PDFs have "regular" images as well as lots of graphs.

I used pdf2xml and it pulls out the images in jpeg, ppm, pbm and vec formats. I see the "regular" images being extracted (for the most part) as jpeg/ppm/pbm, but I don't see the graphs being there - and so I am guessing that pdf2xml is storing them as .vec files.

So the question is how to I get my graphs? I used convert that comes with imagemagick to convert .vec to jpeg/png etc but to no avail.

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I've never tried pdf2xml, but browsing through its files on SourceForge, I found vec2svg-2.py, which appears to be a Python script to convert .vec files to .svg. You should have no difficulty converting SVG to whatever format you need.

python vec2svg-2.py -i file.vec -o file.svg
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Very good observation ! Seems like it will do the job for me. Thanks ! –  user6891 Apr 26 '11 at 2:14

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