How to Convert a PDF to a TIFF in ImageMagick

Written by joshua laud
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PDF files can be useful, but you might require image files such as TIFF instead. ImageMagick is an open-source command-line image editing program distributed with cross-platform support. Once installed, ImageMagick automatically updates your system so that commands can be executed to edit or arrange image files. ImageMagick is compatible with almost every type of image file so there should be few compatibility issues, and none with PDF or TIFF. The conversion technique, no matter what operating system or platform you use, is the same throughout.

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    Click "Start," and type "cmd" then press "Enter." This opens the Windows command prompt. The command prompt allows command line functions to be operated.

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    Use "cd" (change directory) to navigate to the directory of your PDF. For example if "C:\>" is displayed and you need to reach "C:\folder" type "cd folder" and press "Enter."

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    Type "convert your.pdf new.tif" replacing "your" with the filename of your PDF file, and "new" with the preferred file name for your converted TIFF image.

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    Press "Enter" to begin the conversion, depending on the size of your PDF this may take a few moments. Once complete you have successfully converted a PDF to TIFF with ImageMagick.

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