Imaging software


View PDF documents without the images

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Pdf-No-Img Installation Program v.0.9.1 (size < 1 MB) (for Windows)


Pdf-No-Img is a freeware tool for viewing PDF documents without the images. Pdf-No-Img is a Windows application. When you open a .pdf file using this tool, image objects in the document are replaced by a simple gray box (shown below).

Pdf-No-Img is not a PDF viewer itself, it only creates a temporary "no-image version" that is then displayed by your default PDF viewer as usual.

Pdf-No-Img hides only image objects, it does not hide:

  • Vector graphics (often used for technical drawings and charts)
  • Inline images (typically small)

Pdf-No-Img cannot handle secured encrypted .pdf files. A message will be shown when this occurs, and the program will stop.

Another limitation is that Pdf-No-Img does not effect .pdf files opened inside the internet browser (or inside other applications). You must first download the file, before you can let Pdf-No-Img act on it.


To open a .pdf with images hidden:

  • Browse to the file in Windows Explorer as usual
  • Right-click on the .pdf file
  • In the pop-up menu, choose "Open with", "Pdf-No-Img"

If you want that images are hidden by default when you open a .pdf file, then make Pdf-No-Img the default program for .pdf files, as follows:

  • Right-click on a .pdf file
  • In the pop-up menu, choose "Open with", "Choose program" / "Choose default program"
  • Select "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
  • Select Pdf-No-Img, and click OK.

After you have made Pdf-No-Img the default program, you can still view the original .pdf with all images, when needed, by right-clicking, and choosing "Open original", or by choosing "Open with", and then selecting the PDF viewer of your choice.

Configuration program

The settings of Pdf-No-Img can be configured in the included configuration program.

Pdf-No-Img Configuration program screenshot

Version history

Version 0.9.1 (2013-09-29)

  • Better detect default PDF handler
  • Fixed incorrect settings loading
  • F1-key in Configuration program opens manual

Version 0.9.0 (2013-09-17)

  • Better detect default PDF handler
  • New: Configuration program
    • Configure the replacement object (gray box, nothing, or partially transparent gray box)
    • Configure the right-click menu when it is the default handler
    • Configure the default action

Version 0.8.2 (2011-09-20)

  • Improved error message when it cannot handle an encrypted/secured file

Version 0.8.1 (2011-08-28)

  • Initial release

Freeware and donations

This software is freeware. If you like this software, it is possible to send a donatation.


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