THL Toolbox > Scanning & OCR > Extracting Individual TIFF Files from a PDF
Contributor(s): Christopher Bell
In order to extract the individual images that make up a single PDF and save them as TIFF files, do the following:
- Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 (for large files this will take some time).
- Pull down the Edit menu and select Preferences.
- Under Categories, click on Convert From PDF.
- Under Converting from PDF, click on TIFF.
- Click on the Edit Settings button.
- Under File Settings, pull down Monochrome and select LZW.
- Under File Settings, pull down Grayscale and select LZW.
- Under File Settings, pull down Color and select LZW.
- Press Okay to close out the "Save As TIFF Settings" dialog box.
- Press Okay to close out the "Preferences" dialog box.
- Pull down the File menu and select Save As.
- Type in a desired file name (the PDF file name will already be entered by default. If this is not desired then follow appropriate THL file naming conventions).
- In the "Save as type" drop box, select: TIFF (*.tif,*.tiff).
- Chose an appropriate folder in which to save all the extracted TIFF files.
- Press Save.
Adobe Acrobat will spend a few minutes saving every page of the document as a TIFF file in the chosen folder. It will further order them correctly by adding a basic numbering convention to the end of the file name provided; i.e., filename_Page_001. For a 600-page PDF file, it should take 5-7 minutes for the individual images to be extracted.