Reading the PDF properties/metadata in Python


How can I read the properties/metadata like Title, Author, Subject and Keywords stored on a PDF file using Python?


Try pdfminer:

from pdfminer.pdfparser import PDFParser
from pdfminer.pdfdocument import PDFDocument

fp = open('diveintopython.pdf', 'rb')
parser = PDFParser(fp)
doc = PDFDocument(parser)

print(  # The "Info" metadata

Here’s the output:

>>> [{'CreationDate': 'D:20040520151901-0500',
  'Creator': 'DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.52.2',
  'Keywords': 'Python, Dive Into Python, tutorial, object-oriented, programming, documentation, book, free',
  'Producer': 'htmldoc 1.8.23 Copyright 1997-2002 Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.',
  'Title': 'Dive Into Python'}]

For more info, look at this tutorial: A lightweight XMP parser for extracting PDF metadata in Python.

Answered By – namit

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