I have PDF files for designs and I'm wondering if there is any way I can extract the colors (as RGBA, RGB or HEX).

The best would be to annotate the PDF with the colors.

A command line tools would be awesome.



Install ImageMagick

  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install imagemagick

Use ImageMagick's identify

  • identify -verbose /path/to/PDF.pdf
  • Pull out Histogram section


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  • I don't see any Histogram: pastebin.com/16e6pMFF. The text is in images so that may affect it – Dorian Apr 16 '14 at 17:53
  • I was using ImageMagick 6.6.9-7 2014-03-06 Q16. Does the Channel Statistics give you what you want? – earthmeLon Apr 16 '14 at 17:59
  • Not really, I would like specific colors, like a list, not averages – Dorian Apr 16 '14 at 18:01

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