Convert PDF to Image

I'm using the magick to convert PDF to Images.

I need to convert the PDF to multiples images. One image by page of PDF.

I have tryed to use this code:

using ImageMagick;
 void Teste()

        MagickReadSettings settings = new MagickReadSettings();
        // Settings the density to 300 dpi will create an image with a better quality
        settings.Density = new PointD(300, 300);

        using (MagickImageCollection images = new MagickImageCollection())
            // Add all the pages of the pdf file to the collection
            images.Read("Snakeware.pdf", settings);

            int page = 1;
            foreach (MagickImage image in images)
                // Write page to file that contains the page number
                image.Write("Snakeware.Page" + page + ".png");
                // Writing to a specific format works the same as for a single image
                image.Format = MagickFormat.Ptif;
                image.Write("Snakeware.Page" + page + ".tif");

I have the erro : The type or namespace name "MagickImageCollection" could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?).

I have checked the references and everytinhg is oK.

I'm using the directive using ImageMagick;

What is wrong?

If anyone has another free option, let me know.
Anderson MenesesDeveloppmentAsked:
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Naitik GamitSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Add the assembly to the web.config :

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi berechit,

I don't know if this will interest you, but here's a different approach. You could make a call from your code to an ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick command line with the +adjoin parameter. Here are three EE articles that discuss GraphicsMagick and how to call it when dealing with PDF and JPG files:

Reduce the file size of many JPG files in many folders via an automated, mass, batch compression method

Create a PDF file with Contact Sheets (montage of thumbnails) for all JPG files in a folder and each of its subfolders using an automated, batch method

Create an image (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, etc.) from a multi-page PDF

For your particular requirement, the command line call is this:

gm.exe convert input.pdf +adjoin output%02d.jpg

That's it — just one line of code. If you have, for example, a three-page PDF, that command line call will create:


You may control the output file names via a printf style formatting specification for the numeric part of the file name and any string that you want for the leading part of the file name.

I use GraphicsMagick rather than ImageMagick, but if you prefer ImageMagick, I know that it also supports the +adjoin parameter. Regards, Joe

Update: I decided this is worthy of its own article:
Convert a multi-page PDF file into multiple image files

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