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When Adobe Reader displays a directory of PDF files, it shows a thumbnail picture of the PDF. Where does the image come from? Is it possible to get the thumbnail image from the PDF with the SyncFusion PDF library?


5 Replies

KC Karthikeyan Chandrasekar Syncfusion Team March 12, 2013 06:37 AM UTC

Hi Thomas,

Thank you for your interest in Syncfusion Products.


The thumbnail picture is taken from the first page of the Pdf.

You can get the first page by using the Export to image option.


I have attached a sample for your reference.

Sample Link:



Please let us know if you have any concern.






PS Peter Smith May 14, 2013 01:03 PM UTC

The export to image only seems to be available in the winforms version but this is posted in the MVC formum. How do this in MVC?

US Uthistran S Syncfusion Team May 15, 2013 01:05 PM UTC

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your update.

At present, we do not have the direct support of exporting images from Pdf document in PdfViewer MVC. But this can be achieved by using PdfViewer Windows. 

We have created a simple sample to export the pdf document as images and the sample can be downloaded from the below link.


In this sample we have exported images using our PdfViewer Control for Windows. We can find the exported images at “AppData/ExportedImages” folder. Also, we have attached the “PdfViewer.Windows.dll”.

Please, let us know if there is any concerns.


Uthistran S.

FM Faina Meshcheryakova June 21, 2016 07:10 PM UTC

The link on example does not work.

SA Sabari Anand Senthamarai Kannan Syncfusion Team June 22, 2016 09:41 AM UTC

Hi Faina, 
Thanks for your interest in Syncfusion products. 
Sorry for the inconvenience in downloading the project sample. The sample can be downloaded from the below Knowledge Base link, 
Please let us now if you need any further assistance. 
Sabari Anand

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