How to Convert PDF to TIFF on Windows?

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Being the most popular image format, Tagged Image File Format (abbreviated as TIFF) is used for storing deep-color and raster images. In most instances, when an image gets created using drawing tools, most people will prefer to store the image in Portable Document Format (PDF) since the PDF can be viewed on any device that has a PDF reader. This is one of the main reasons why someone may want to convert PDF to TIFF. In this article, we will be showing you how to convert PDF to TIFF files on Windows 10 or 7.

1.    Convert PDF to TIFF in Acrobat (not Free)

If you have already installed Adobe on your computer, converting your PDF files to TIFF should be extremely easy. Adobe is available on both the macOS and the Windows system. The steps you will need to follow on both operating systems are similar. In this section, we will use Adobe Acrobat DC for Mac as an example. The steps below may need to be tweaked just slightly for them to be applicable on Windows PC:

Step 1: Launch Adobe Acrobat DC on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Open the PDF document you would like to convert to TIFF.

Step 3: Go to Tools and then select the Export PDF option.

Step 4: Select the TIFF as the format you want on your output. The PDF document will be converted to the TIFF image. The program should allow you to select where you would like to store the converted file.

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Note: Adobe Acrobat DC will not allow you to perform a batch conversion. Additionally, the program is not 100% free. However, Adobe usually offers a 7-day free trial. Within the first 7 days, you can convert as many PDFs as possible to TIFF without paying. After the 7 days are over, you will have to upgrade to the paid version to continue converting files to TIFF and other formats.

2.    Use Converter OCR as a PDF to Tiff Converter

This is yet another computer program which you can use to convert PDF to TIFF. Unlike Adobe Acrobat DC, this program will only work on computers running macOS. The main benefit offered by the program is a batch conversion, which allows you to convert numerous PDF files to TIFF at the same time.

The tool’s OCR engine makes it possible for its users to convert any image files into different editable formats. For example, if you have a JPG file, you can convert it into a searchable PDF file, an editable Microsoft format, etc.

While the tool does have a free trial version, it is not entirely free. You will have to upgrade to a paid version at some point to continue enjoying all the features the tool has to offer. If you would like to try the tool, download it and then follow the instructions below to learn how to convert PDF to TIFF:

Step 1: After installing the application on your computer, launch it.

Step 2: Once the program is open, add single or multiple PDF files via the drag and drop method.

Step 3: Change the output format to TIFF on all the PDF files you added.

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Step 4: Finally, at the bottom-right corner, click the Convert button. The program will process all your documents and convert them to TIFF.

3.    Use Icecream PDF Converter

This application features both a Pro and a free version. While the free version has limited features, it can help you get simple jobs done. It is available for both Windows and macOS users. If the Icecream PDF converter is more appealing to you than the tools we have already described above, follow the steps we have outlined below to learn how to convert PDF to TIFF using the tool:

Step 1: Install the application on your computer and run it.

Step 2: On the main screen, choose the From PDF option and then tap Add PDF File. This tool does allow its users to convert multiple PDF files to TIFF at the same time. Therefore, you can go ahead and add as many PDF files as you would want.

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Step 3: If necessary, go ahead and tweak the settings for the output file.

Step 4: Finally, initiate the PDF to TIFF conversion. To do this, you will only need to click the Convert button. You can select where you would like to save your final file by clicking the “Save to folder” option.

4.    Use

If you would like to convert multiple PDF files to TIFF online, the online converter described above may not offer you the results you are looking for. However, makes it possible for you to convert up to 20 files from PDF to TIFF.

To convert PDF to TIFF using, follow the steps we have outlined below:

Step 1: Visit website

Step 2: Scroll down and then drag and drop the files you would like to concert in the conversion area. Alternatively, you can click the UPLOAD FILES button and then select up to 20 files.

Step 3: After uploading the files, the conversion process will be initiated automatically. Wait for the process to complete.

Step 4: Once the conversion process is complete, you can download each TIFF file individually. Alternatively, you can tap the Download All button to download all the files at the same time. If you click the Download All button, all your files will be downloaded in a single ZIP folder.

5.    Use Universal Document Converter

Compared to the methods we have introduced above; the Universal Document Converter works differently. It acts as a virtual printer – instead of printing your chosen file, it will save it in your chosen file format. If you would like to try this converter, the steps we have outlined below should come in handy:

Step 1: Download and install Universal Document Converter on your computer.

Step 2: Next, open the PDF file you wish to convert and select the Print option. On Windows, you can hit Ctrl + P.

Step 3: From the list of printers, select the Universal Document Converter and then tap on Properties.

Step 4: Choose TIFF as the file format you want to output and then hit the OK button.

Step 5: Click the Print button to initiate the conversion process.


If you are currently stuck with PDF files you would like to convert to TIFF, this article should solve your problem. If the documents are not sensitive, you can use one of the online programs outlined above. If your document is too sensitive, use a computer-based PDF converter. Since free trial versions for computer programs are available, you should be able to convert your documents for free without having to part with your cash.

Author: Raymond Lei

A tech editor for offering professional how-to articles for Windows, Android and Apple users.