My goal is to extract about 30 JPG or PNG images from a PDF using PHP. I’m using ImageMagick from PHP in a shared hosting. Imagick::readImage. (PECL imagick ). Imagick::readImage — Reads image from filename. Description. bool Imagick::readImage (string $filename). Example case: extract page 1 of a pdf file and save it as jpg image. $i = new Imagick(); $i->setResolution();.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The Imagemagick developers readimagw nothing to do with Imagick. Does it work with a simple convert command line?

This doesn’t work with the url: I just encountered a similar issue. Questions Why is this a problem?

How to Convert a PDF to JPEG using PHP

Each page is essentially a big image. So I figured out I needed to encode the url properly. It always works fine for the first 10 images, but starting at index X and thereafter it always gets an exception. Post as a guest Name.

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Do you have access to PHP execso that you could run the command line and see if that fails? I solved it by encoding it correctly, but the answer marked as correct is a much better solution.

Uday Hiwarale 1, 16 It is not running a loop and finally getting the exception on the 16th page. Imagick – Can’t read image files from Miagick. But, there is a problem with the ReadImage function! By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I’m using ImageMagick 6. To clarify, the entire script consists of only two lines.


It seems that when you are reading a page that is far enough into the PDF file, it gets the exception. I guess what I should do in that case is to break up every part of the url and encode all different parts in some way.

Victor Bocharsky 6, 5 35 With an imagemagick object whose data was created from this function, I could scale, change the colors, and perform artistic effects upon the object, without any problems at all, but then there was a problem with saving: I’m not sure if this code is optimal, but it works. ReadImage takes a string containing the folder location of the file, and ReadImageFile takes a rfadimage pointing to the file location. The code above works for the first X pages, then fails with an exception.

The Blue Dog 2, 3 14 How can we fix it? Is there an alternative solution? Some sample code to demonstrate using PHP Version 5.

PHP: Imagick::readImage – Manual

ImageMagick examples mostly using php Imagick examples. The fix for me was finding the tmp directory and setting the correct permissions for it. It opens up new errors, it dose’t even understand the url. Initially, the first looks far more tempting, since you don’t have to worry about fopen and fclose commands. I’m trying to extract pages 0 to It always gives an exception in the readImage command when index is around 15 or higher depending on the source PDF.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Sign up using Facebook. If readomage have just uploaded the PDF and want to generate an image from the first page, the [0] needs to be added to the image name as a text string.


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As described in my answer: I tried the same test on another hosting account with PHP 7. Read page 1 from test. ImagickException Unable to read the file: If it still fails try reading 5 pages at a time which will hopefully isolate the problem. Got a patch for a bug? The functions setImageFormat and setFormat, programmed line after line, provided no effect to changing the format to png, bmp, or gif. Based by looking at the pages, you would think that they behave the exact same, except in their arguments: Include the ImageMagick version, OS, and any command-line required to reproduce the problem.

The problem is that Imagick can’t handle the uri format. They all fail on the readImage[X] command. Select all convert bound. Try to use urlencode function for encode special chars of url: The imagiick page is [0] and you are requesting page [15] which would be the 16 page.