The 3 Best Ways to Convert TIFF to PDF in Windows 10 

July 11, 2022
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TIFF files are known for their extremely high image quality, as well their larger storage sizes compared to other image file formats. But their larger size also makes it a challenge when trying to share or email with others.

If you can’t share your images with clients and stakeholders, it can be extremely frustrating when trying to get feedback, comments, questions, or meet deadlines. 

Fortunately, we’re going to show you the easiest ways to convert your TIFF to PDF in Windows 10. Read on or watch our helpful video below!

What is TIFF? 

TIFF stands for Tag Image File Format, and is commonly used to store raster graphics and image information. It’s a lossless raster format that is known for its extremely high image quality, and is compatible with different photo editing applications. 

This makes it a common choice for artists, graphic designers, photographers, printed media, and professionals in creative industries where image quality matters. 

Why Convert TIFF to PDF? 

TIFF files are big; much bigger than other image formats like PNG or JPEG. 

This makes TIFF great for backups or original files since they can be edited while maintaining quality, but not great when you need to host the image online or share the image with others.

On the other hand, PDFs are smaller in size, and can be shared, opened, and viewed on almost any modern device. 

Anytime you need to share an image (or multiple images) with clients, stakeholders, superiors, etc., converting it to PDF is a great way to ensure that the other person will be able to view the image that you sent. 

How to Convert TIFF to PDF in Windows 10 

There are multiple ways to convert a TIFF file to PDF. We’ll focus on the best methods for Windows 10. 

That includes a free method for all Windows 10 users, and our recommended method for creative professionals. 

1. Built-in Converter: Print TIFF to PDF (Free) 

Believe it or not, you can actually convert a TIFF file to PDF using the tools that are already built-in to your Windows computer without needing to download or install additional software.

1. Open the TIFF file in Windows Photo Viewer. 

2. Press Print (located in the Print menu at the top) or [ctrl] + [p] on your keyboard.

Print button highlighted in Windows Photo Viewer.

3. Select Microsoft Print to PDF as your Printer

Microsoft Print to PDF is highlighted and selected as the Printer.

4. Press Print

Print button highlighted in the Print Pictures dialog box in Windows Photo Viewer.

5. Pick a new location and name for your new PDF file, then press Save

Save Print Output As dialog box. The Save button is highlighted. The file name says "palm-trees"

2. PDF Editor — PDF Pro (Recommended) 

If you’re converting TIFF (or other image files) to PDF on a regular basis, then you’ll want to invest in a PDF editor for Windows desktop, that’s created for converting files to PDF.

We’ll be demonstrating with PDF Pro, our all-in-one PDF editor, converter, and creator made specifically for Windows desktop. But the methods will be similar on your preferred PDF editor.

1. In PDF Pro, press the Create tab.

The Create tab is highlighted within PDF Pro.

2. Press Create from file.

Create from file button is highlighted within PDF Pro.

3. Press Add files (or +). 

Create PDF files dialog box in PDF Pro. The Add files button is highlighted.

4. Find and Open the desired TIFF file. 

Add files dialog box with the "palm-trees" TIFF file selected. The Open button is highlighted.

5. Press Create.

Create PDF Files dialog box in PDF Pro. Palm-trees TIFF file has been added. The red Create button is highlighted in yellow.

3. Adobe Acrobat DC

If you already pay for the premium version of Adobe Acrobat DC then you can use it to convert a TIFF file to PDF. This method will not work for the free version of Acrobat DC. 

If you are looking for a free way to convert TIFF files to PDF, you can try Method 1, or you can try PDF Pro for free, and convert your file instantly. 

1. In Adobe Acrobat DC, Press Tools menu (at the top).

2. Press Create PDF. 

3. Press Select Files to Convert to PDF.

4. Find and Open the desired TIFF file.

5. Press Create

6. Press Save to save your new PDF to your desired location. 

Next Steps for Your New PDF

You’ve picked the best method for yourself, you’ve followed the steps, and now you have your newly converted PDF file! 

If your new PDF needs a bit more touching up, then the next step is to edit it.

If you've converted multiple TIFF images into PDFs, you may want to merge your PDFs into a single one, to make the images easier to share or send to others.

Common next steps include:

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Digital Marketing SpecialistArron Staradub
Arron is a Digital Marketer at PDF Pro, where he writes helpful and engaging articles for those that that use PDFs in their daily life. He has a knack for explaining concepts in an easily understandable way. He also loves reading and drinking too much coffee.

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