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Old 07-07-2005, 08:01 AM   #1
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Hi all,

does anybody know of a (preferable open source) program to confert PDF files to TIFF? I have seen various commercial packages out there, but I just want something which will work on the linux command line so that I can wrap it with a perl script.


Old 07-08-2005, 01:04 AM   #2
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If you have Imagemagic installed this works very well.

convert sample.pdf sample.tiff

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Old 07-08-2005, 02:47 AM   #3
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thanks kencaz

I'll give Imagemagic a try.

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Originally Posted by danny rough View Post
you can try this converter which i am using now , it is cheap and it can do batch tiff to pdf conversion which is so convenient. if you haven't found a good one , you can try it.
Wow, this spam-posting is in an even OLDER thread than your other. Thread reported, and no one here needs your software to do what Linux can already do FOR FREE.
Old 05-08-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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If your system has "The Gimp" software package, you can open a pdf with Gimp and save it as a tif. I just tried this under Ubuntu and it worked ok.

This may be irrelevant to your question. I don't know if Gimp can be run from the command line.

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Gimp has a batch processor available that I have found immensely useful, it may work for what he's doing as well.
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