Convert PowerPoint to Image in Linux

13 Oct 20233 minutes to read

Syncfusion PowerPoint is a .NET Core PowerPoint library used to create, read, edit and convert PowerPoint presentation programmatically without Microsoft PowerPoint or interop dependencies. Using this library, you can convert a PowerPoint to image in .NET Core application on Linux.

Steps to convert PowerPoint to Image in .NET Core application on Linux

Step 1: Execute the following command in Linux terminal to create a new .NET Core Console application.

dotnet new console

Create .NET Core console application on Linux

Step 2: Install the following Nuget packages in your application from by execute the following command.

dotnet add package Syncfusion.PresentationRenderer.Net.Core -v 22.1.38 -s
dotnet add package SkiaSharp.NativeAssets.Linux -v 2.88.6 -s
dotnet add package HarfBuzzSharp.NativeAssets.Linux -v 7.3.0 -s


Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, you also have to add “Syncfusion.Licensing” assembly reference and include a license key in your projects. Please refer to this link to know about registering Syncfusion license key in your applications to use our components.

Step 3: Add the following Namespaces in Program.cs file.

using Syncfusion.Presentation;
using Syncfusion.PresentationRenderer;

Step 4: Add the following code snippet in Program.cs file.

//Open the file as Stream.
 using (FileStream fileStreamInput = new FileStream("Data/Input.pptx", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read))
     //Open the existing PowerPoint presentation with loaded stream.
     using (IPresentation pptxDoc = Presentation.Open(fileStreamInput))
         //Initialize the PresentationRenderer to perform image conversion.
         pptxDoc.PresentationRenderer = new PresentationRenderer();
         //Convert PowerPoint slide to image as stream.
         using (Stream stream = pptxDoc.Slides[0].ConvertToImage(ExportImageFormat.Jpeg))
             //Reset the stream position.
             stream.Position = 0;
             //Create FileStream to save the image file.
             using (FileStream outputStream = new FileStream("PPTXtoImage.Jpeg", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.ReadWrite, FileShare.ReadWrite))
                 //Save the image file.

Step 5: Execute the following command to restore the NuGet packages.

dotnet restore

Restore the NuGet packages

Step 6: Execute the following command in terminal to run the application.

dotnet run

Run the Applcation

You can download a complete working sample from GitHub.

By executing the program, you will get the image as follows. The output will be saved in bin foleder.

PowerPoint to Image in Linux

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An online sample link to convert PowerPoint Presentation to image in ASP.NET Core.