How to Create an Image from a PDF File

Suppose you have a PDF file that contains a certain page, photo, or diagram that you want to save as an image (to use in another document, for example).  How can this be done with Win2PDF?

When you install Win2PDF on your computer, it creates two different printers.  The most commonly used, obviously, is the “Win2PDF” printer.  But there is also a “Win2Image” printer that can be used to create image files in a variety of formats.

Win2Image and Win2PDF in the printers folder

The general process to save an image from a PDF file is:

  •  Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader, or any other PDF viewer application
  •  Select ‘Print’ from Adobe Reader and choose the printer named ‘Win2Image’

Select Win2Image in the Printers drop down menu

  •  Select the page you want to extract or save as an image

Select page number to extract and save as an image file

  •  Select the output format you want the new file to be.  You can save color or black & white versions in a variety of formats like JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, and BMP.

Select File format for the new image file

  •  Save

And that’s it.  You can now edit this new image file (crop, resize, etc.) with an image editor and insert it (if desired) into any other application.

Win2PDF 10: Create Images using Win2Image printer

Win2PDF 10 has moved some of image-related file output options to a new printer called Win2Image.  This feature is useful, for example, if you wanted to include a chart or graph from a proprietary program into another document.   In this case, you’d simply print to a JPEG file and then insert the JPEG into the other document.Win2Image blog image

This new printer, which is installed by default and is included at no extra charge, also includes new image output options.  It supports the following image formats:

  • TIFF (monochrome)
  • TIFF (color)
  • JPEG (grayscale)
  • JPEG (color)
  • GIF (grayscale)
  • GIF (color)
  • PNG (grayscale)
  • PNG (color)
  • BMP (grayscale)
  • BMP (color)

Below is a short video that shows how Win2Image is used to create image files.

Try Win2Image today by downloading the Win2PDF 10 software.