Convert pdf to png with ImageMagick

February 27, 2021 — ~redtrumpet

ImageMagick allows an easy conversion between image files with the convert command. This also works with pdf-files, but by default the quality of a converted pdf-file will not allow one to read text. So fix this, use the -density option, adjusted to ones liking. I had good results with the following

convert -density 300 <file.pdf> <output.png>

Of course, one can also output to jpg or other file formats.

tags: pdf, convert, imagemagick, computers