PDBImages is an innovative, open-source Node.js package that harnesses the power of the popular macromolecule structure visualization software Mol*. Designed for use by the scientific community, PDBImages provides a means to generate high-quality images for PDB and AlphaFold DB models. Its unique ability to render and save images directly to files in a browserless mode sets it apart, offering users a streamlined, automated process for macromolecular structure visualization. Here, we detail the implementation of PDBImages, enumerating its diverse image types, and elaborating on its user-friendly setup. This powerful tool opens a new gateway for researchers to visualize, analyse, and share their work, fostering a deeper understanding of bioinformatics.

Availability and implementation

PDBImages is available as an npm package from The source code is available from

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