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Introduction:
A TIFF file, also known as Tagged Image File Format, is a lossless raster format boasting of its high image quality. However, a high-quality image file signifies a larger file size,which means users require professional third-party programs to open or edit a TIFF file. 
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When you read here, you may wonder: can a TIFF file be converted to a PDF and how to do? In response to this issue, we have written some tips about how to easily turn a TIFF image/photo into a PDF on Windows and macOS.

How to Convert a TIFF File to a PDF with Desktop Software

In this section, we have narrowed down reliable TIFF to PDF converters to three. Users of Windows or macOS can find their answers to easily realize TIFF to PDF conversion.

How to Convert a TIFF File to a PDF on Windows

There are a number of PDF converter tools available for use with Windows operating system; to help users narrow this choice, we have covered some of those choices here.

SwifDoo PDF

SwifDoo PDF is a powerful PDF conversion tool. It can process different image to PDF or PDF to image tasks, including TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PNG. Regardless of whether you need to convert a TIFF file to a PDF or export a PDF into a TIFF file, SwifDoo PDF can fulfill your needs.

Additionally, SwifDoo PDF is an eligible PDF converter which can perform multiple file conversion tasks, for instance, PDF to MS file formats or vice versa. Refer to the following steps on how to change a TIFF file into a PDF with a few clicks:

Step 1: Download and install SwifDoo PDF from the official website or Microsoft AppSource;

Step 2: Open a TIFF image using SwifDoo PDF, then click Convert > Image to PDF;

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Step 3: When the SwifDoo Converter appears, hit the Start button to convert this TIFF file into a PDF.

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If you have multiple TIFF files and want to create different PDF documents respectively, SwifDoo PDF can do so by choosing “Create Multiple PDF Documents” in the “Options”. Users can specify the page size of the output PDF. For those who need to batch convert TIFF files into PDFs, just upload your TIFF images to the workstation and repeat step 3.

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Furthermore, if users are required to merge multi page TIFF files into a single PDF, SwifDoo PDF can help via the following steps: 

Step 1: Launch SwifDoo PDF and upload a TIFF file to the workstation;

Step 2: In the SwifDoo Converter, batch convert these TIFF files into PDFs;

Step 3: Further, click on PDF Merge to upload the newly converted PDFs into one PDF document.

Tips:In short, the premise of combining multiple TIFF files into a PDF is to create PDFs from these TIFF image files, and then piece together these separate PDF documents.

Microsoft Print to PDF

We all love freeware as it allows users to complete tasks without the need to pay anything. Microsoft Print is a freeware program available for users of Windows platforms from Windows 10 upwards. It is the same with TIFF to PDF conversion.

If you are running Windows 10 or later versions, this free PDF converter can save you the trouble of looking for an external TIFF to PDF converter, simply because of the powerful printing capability. Follow the steps below to covert TIFF files to PDF using Microsoft Print.

Step 1: Open a TIFF image using the default image reader, then click on the Print from the ribbon bar or press Ctrl + P;

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Step 2: In the drop-down menu of Select Printer, choose Microsoft Print to PDF, change Page Size and Print Quality. Besides, if you need to change the copy of the printed files, just type the number in the specified area.  

Step 3: When everything is set, hit the Print button to convert this TIFF file into a PDF document.

This is indeed an easy-to-use free converter on Windows. Nevertheless, the in-built PDF printer cannot batch process TIFF files. That’s why we recommend two different types of TIFF to PDF converters in this section. For those who need to process TIFF images in batches, obviously SwifDoo PDF is more suitable. But when it comes to several TIFF pictures, Microsoft Print to PDF is definitely worth your time.

How to Convert a TIFF File to a PDF on macOS

Likewise, Linux and MacOS platforms also have standard freeware PDF printers, and like many other of their inbuilt programs, are straightforward and easy to use.

As we previously mentioned, macOS has its own preinstalled PDF converter - Preview. This is an image viewer and PDF reader inclusive on macOS which can process simple conversion tasks including conversions of TIFF files to PDF documents on Mac. Though this may not be the best TIFF to PDF converter, its stability and zero cost may make you fall in love with it.

Step 1: Open a TIFF image using Preview;

Step 2: Select File on the ribbon bar and choose Export as PDF;

Step 3: In the pop-up menu, change the file name and choose the file directory where you wish to save the new PDF. When finished, click on the Save button to output this TIFF as a PDF.

As with Microsoft Print to PDF, the default PDF viewer Preview, is not proficient in dealing with multiple files. To put it more straightforwardly, both Preview and Microsoft Print to PDF are not a good batch processor.

How to Convert a TIFF File to a PDF Online

Aspose

I admit this is the first time I’ve heard about Aspose, and this is a new product for me. This online tool was developed four years ago with a clear and intuitive interface. By integrating 30+ different features, Aspose is gaining popularity amongst users, and more importantly, this web-based app is free of charge. It can convert a TIFF file into a PDF document and merge TIFF to PDF files online at the same time.

Refer to the following steps below to convert a TIFF file to a PDF document using Aspose:

Step 1: Enter the URL on the search bar;

Step 2: Upload the TIFF files to the specified toolbox. Users can import multiple TIFF files into the workstation;  

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Step 3: When ready, click MERGE to convert the TIFF file(s) to PDF document(s).

This online product really surprised me during the review process. It is totally free and has multiple features, for instance, converting, splitting, editing, compressing, and merging. If you are searching for a free online PDF converter, Aspose will not fall short of your expectations.  

Wrapping Up

It’s not difficult to convert a TIFF image into a PDF file using a suitable program. Comprehensively, SwifDoo PDF is fit for those who need an all-round PDF program and need to regularly handle PDF documents. Otherwise, online TIFF to PDF converters or inbuilt PDF reader will suffice for basic requirements.

Common FAQ about Ways to Easily Output a TIFF File as a PDF in 2022

Q:What is a TIFF file and when to use?

Tagged image file format, or shortened as TIFF, is a lossless image format famous for its high image quality, which is usually used by professionals in creative fields, such as artwork, magazines, newspapers, and professional photography.

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Roche has been an active PDF user for 6 years and tried different types of professional PDF tools (both online and desktop version) since at his bachelor degree. Now, Roche works as a columnist for SwifDoo PDF over the course of the last one year, and provides useful and practical solutions pertaining to various PDF topics for users from different features.