Converting pdf to tif (tiff) images



One of the things I was looking into this morning was the possiblity of converting a pdf into a tiff image. Many character recognition programs (and some music recognition software) uses tiff as one of the formats that it can recognize from. I have a number of things in PDF format that I wanted to test out by converting to tif. There MUST be a way….. yes there is (several I suppose).. In linux though the answer is ghostscript.


Here’s the simplest example that I’ve come up with….

gs -sDEVICE=tiffg4 -sOutputFile=file.tif file.pdf

*(you might run gs -h to find what Device’s are supported by your install of ghostscript.) In this case it created a tif image from the file.pdf source. Very simple (and -dBATCH could be added for use in a script.))

Of course, that was the simplest example directly calling ghostscript. Try this out with convert (which uses ghostscript.)

convert file.pdf file.tif

Done….

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Linux - Convert PDF to TIF Recently I had a request for help with some free pdf's I've published elsewhere. I wasn't really keen to spend a lot of time for free supporting free pdfs and really just wanted to give an alternative file format. (I suspected the pdf format may not have been one that......
  • Remote Tech Support with x11vnc and wrapper script So, the idea is that I wanted something "like" the Ultranvnc Single Click download, only for linux. The main idea being is that if someone is looking for a bit of desktop tech support on linux, we don't need to be giving instructions for 5 different package managers, or source......
  • Converting MPG video to dv files I don't know much about the dv format, except that it is a standard format that many camcorders use. For this reason, many video editors (such as kino for linux) prefer to see files coming in dv format. The problem I ran into is that the new handycam dvd puts......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Roth Conversion Strategy On my feature web site, I wrote an article on a couple different Strategies for Roth Conversion. I recently saw a link to an article from the Journal of Retirement Planning titled, "To Convert or Not to Convert, That is the Question." (note - this is a link directly to......
  • Convert Prosper XML to CSV Many, Many people have asked me if there was an easy way to get the Prosper XML files as CSV (comma separated values).  In response, I have build a utility that does just that.  I contributed the utility to the Prosper API Open Source Project on SourceForge. With CSV files......
  • These Wordpress Plugins May help Wordpress Plugins You May Need Image by teddy-rised via Flickr I have been asked many different times from new bloggers what plugins they should use. I think a big part of it comes down to personal taste.  While there are some essentials many of them are just add-on plugins......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site