How to Change a TIF File to a PDF File

By Oxana Fox

PDF stands for "Portable Document Format," which was developed by Adobe Systems. PDFs are designed for electronic document interchanges; this format preserves the original look of a document including its graphics and layout. Tagged Image Format (TIF) is a commonly-used image format that allows a user to store high-quality graphics. TIFs are large in size; converting a TIF graphic to a PDF simplifies file exchanges as well as reducing the file size.

Things You'll Need

  • Conversion Software

Adobe Acrobat

Step 1

Download, install and run Adobe Acrobat. Click on the "Adobe Acrobat" icon on the Desktop to start the program.

Step 2

Press "Ctrl" + "N" on the keyboard to open the browsing window.

Step 3

Choose "TIF" in the box "Files of type."

Step 4

Find the TIF file on your computer using the browsing window; then double-click on the file to open it in the program.

Step 5

Press "Ctrl" + "S" on the keyboard or navigate to the option "Save" under the program menu "File."

Step 6

Type any name in the "File name" box and click on "Save" to convert TIF to the PDF file.

Go2PDF

Step 1

Download and install Go2PDF. The program will install a Virtual PDF Printer on your system. Start Microsoft Windows Paint. You can also use any other image-editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Step 2

Click on "File," then "Open" to open the TIF file.

Step 3

Click "File" and choose "Print."

Step 4

Select the "Virtual PDF Printer" installed by Go2PDF from the list of available printers. Cick "OK."

Step 5

Type the file name for the PDF document in the "Save As" field. Click "Save" to create a PDF file from the TIF image.

Neevia File Converter

Step 1

Navigate to the Neevia File Converter webpage (see Resources).

Step 2

Choose "PDF" as the output format under "Conversion Settings."

Step 3

Click "Browse" to find the TIF file on your computer.

Step 4

Click "Upload & Convert" and wait for the message "Your document has been successfully converted."

Step 5

Right-click on the file name with the extension ".pdf" and select "Save Target As" to save the PDF to your computer.