How to Convert PDF to TIFF File Batch
By Cooper Temple
Portable Document Format, or PDF, documents are files that have been converted from source material into a format that may be opened by any user with a PDF reading program, such as Adobe Reader. Tagged Image File Format, or TIFF, is a digital image file format, commonly used by professional photographers and graphic designers. You can easily convert PDF documents to TIFF file batch using either Adobe Acrobat or special PDF to TFF conversion software.
Use PDF to TIFF Converter
Install the “PDF to TIFF Converter” program to your computer. A free trial of the program is available from the “PDF to TIFF Converter” web site. See Resources.
Select the PDF files that you want to batch convert to TIFF format. Select the folder in which the PDF files are saved from the list in the “Select Folder” section of the “PDF to TIFF Converter” window. Highlight a PDF file in the “Select File” section and click the “Add Files” button. Repeat this process for each PDF file that you want to convert to TIFF format.
Convert the PDF files to TIFF. Click the “Start” button to begin the conversion process. All of the TIFF image files will appear in a separate “Output” folder.
Use an Adobe Acrobat Program
Install one of the Adobe Acrobat programs to your computer. There are three versions of Acrobat--Standard, Pro and Pro Extended. The process for batch processing of PDF files to TIFF is the same for each. A free trial of Pro is available from the Adobe website. See Resources.
Make a new batch sequence. Click the “Advanced” menu and select “Document Processing” to open a list menu. Click “Batch Processing” to open a separate dialogue window. Click the “New Sequence” button. Type a name for the TIFF batch sequence and click the “OK” button. Click the “Select Commands” button and select the “Export All Images as TIFF.” Click the “Add” button and then the “OK” button. Select the “When Sequence is Run” and “Same Folder” options then click “OK.”
Run the batch sequence. Click the “Advanced” menu and select “Document Processing” to open a list menu. Click “Batch Processing” to open a separate dialogue window. Select the batch sequence you created and click the “Run Sequence” button. This action will generate a separate dialogue window. Use the “Look in” menu to locate the folder in which the PDF files are saved. Highlight the files and click the “Select” button. Click the “OK” button to complete the process of converting the PDF files to TIFF format. The TIFF image files will be in the same folder as the source PDF files.
Use PDF to TIFF Converter Lite
Install the “PDF to TIFF Converter Lite” program to your computer. This program allows for the batch processing of up to 100 PDF files at the same time. The program may be downloaded from the “PDF to All” web site.
Click the “Add” button to launch a separate dialogue window. Use the “Look in” menu to access the folder in which the PDF files are saved. Highlight a PDF file name and click the “Open” button. The PDF files will be listed in the “Filename” field.
Set the conversion options. Use the “Compression” drop down menu to select the TIFF option. Click the “Folder” button to the right of the “Export to” field to select a folder in which the TIFF files will be saved. Click the “Convert” button to begin the conversion process. All of the TIFF image files will appear in a folder you designate.
Cooper Temple has over 15 years of experience writing procedural and training material for a Fortune 500 company. His articles specialize in productivity programs and other business-related software.