Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.) The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities. It runs under the X Window System on UNIX, VMS, and OS/2. The non-X components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems, and should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler. Xpdf is designed to be small and efficient. It can use Type 1 and TrueType fonts.
Video Contact Sheet *NIX creates a contact sheet (preview) from videos by taking still captures distributed over the length of the video. The output image contains useful information on the video such as codecs, file size, screen size, frame rate, and length. It requires MPlayer or FFmpeg and ImageMagick. It is confirmed to work on Linux and FreeBSD, and possibly other POSIX/UNIX systems.
ps2tiffs extracts the sampled images from a PostScript document. It is not a PostScript renderer. ps2tiffs is a system where the grazer feeds on the output of a PostScript interpreter whose image operators have been replaced by special data-hijacking functions. This has the benefit of allowing the extraction of images regardless of how they have been encoded, formatted, scaled, or squished by the app which generated the PostScript document. It outputs greyscale, RGB, and CMYK TIFFs.
Image Alchemy has the ability to convert between over 90 different raster image formats (including all colorspace and compression variations of each format). Color management features include gamma correction, undercolour removal, seven high quality dithers, colorspace conversion, and palette manipulation. It also includes a Postscript interpreter.