How to Extract an Image from a PDF on iPhone

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1. Open the PDF document in Highlights

Tap the PDF you want to open in the Highlights document browser:

iPhone displaying Highlights document browser

The PDF opens full screen:

iPhone displaying a PDF document open in Highlights

2. Select the image you want to extract

This will bring up the selection popover:

Selection popover

2. Tap the image selection tool:

Image selection icon

Your image selection is added as a rectangle annotation in the PDF and the image will show up in your notes.

3. Tap inside the image selection

Image selection over an area of interest in the PDF

This brings up the annotation popover:

Annotation popover for image selection

4. Tap the Smart Copy button to copy the image:

Annotation popover with copy button highlighted

Keep in mind that Smart Copy requires Highlights Pro.

If the image selection contains text you can convert it to text using OCR. If it contains a table you can even convert it to data and paste it in a spreadsheet.