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1998.07.14 22:04 "Re: pdf to tiff", by Doug Vander Wilt

> I was just wondering if anyone had written a program to go from a pdf
> file to a tif file or similar conversion

This can be done with ImageMagick (convert a.pdf a.tif) or Aladdin Ghostscript.

Here are examples for converting in both directions using Ghostscript:
(use Aladdin Ghostscript version 5.02 or newer with PDF)
pdf2tiff$ gs -q -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=tiffg4 -sOutputFile=a.tif a.pdf -c quit
tiff2pdf$ tiff2ps -2 a.tif | gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=a.pdf - -c quit

Doug Vander Wilt
Honeywell MICRO SWITCH Division
dwvander@micro.honeywell.com