Extract thumbnail images from documents

We can process your documents in an automated way, saving you costly resources.

The /document/thumbs Robot generates an image for each page in a PDF file or an animated gif file that loops through all pages.

What can I do with this?

Our /document/thumbs Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. For inspiration, here are example scenarios, with explanations and code for all platforms, that you can also try live on our website:

Our /document/thumbs Robot allows you to convert uploaded documents into images. If you set the Robot's...
Our /document/thumbs Robot allows you to convert uploaded documents into separate images. It supports extracting a...
Our /document/thumbs Robot allows you to convert uploaded documents into images. In the demo below, it...


This Robot supports parameters such as page, format, delay, width, height and 6 more to influence its behavior. Read all about the technical details in its docs.

Blog posts

We wrote the following posts about the /document/thumbs Robot on our blog:


Transloadit is a SaaS with a subscription model.

Our /document/thumbs Robot counts towards your Plan's data at a normal rate. It does charge a minimum of 0MB whenever it is used. For $49/month you run as many files through our /document/thumbs Robot as you like.

You can change plans at any time. More info and available plans on our Pricing page.

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