Create thumbnail image (jpg/png) of PDF file using Python

Robin Becker robin at
Tue Nov 20 19:01:17 CET 2007

sophie_newbie wrote:
> Is there any way to do this directly within python?
> If not is there any other good way to achieve it?
> Thanks in advance for any help!

I have used ghostscript from within python to do this sort of thing. You may get 
problems if the fonts are too exotic, but otherwise it works quite well. If that 
sounds OK I can send you a script that I use.
Robin Becker

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