In TeXlive 2016, I normally convert pdf pages to png image using pdftopng.exe which comes with TeX distribution. However, it seems that there is no pdftopng.exe available in TeXlive 2017. Is the pdftopng really excluded from TeXlive 2017?

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    Is it for web? Then using some other approaches, like mathjax might be better Jul 30, 2017 at 12:27

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I can't find pdftopng in my texlive 2016 installation, but there and in the texlive 2017 on Windows is pdftocairo, see here for the details: pdftocairo.pdf at tug.org. Probably it can provide at least the same service. The manual says:

pdftocairo [options] PDF-file [output-file]

and you can have a PNG file as output.

  • It is weird that I did have pdftopng.exe in my previous distribution, TeXlive 2016!
    – Say OL
    Aug 1, 2017 at 0:02

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