Can anyone give me a brain-dead explanation of the method of converting a .pdf file to a .tif file that involves "using the printer driver route" ? I'm looking for a simple conversion of an image file I have, and keep finding this mentioned as a method, and would like to know what it means and involves, before I try anything else.
I've got photoshop 5 which allows me to open the file but not save it as anything else, and I want to edit it in CorelPhotopaint 8, my workhorse.
That seems to be a commercial version which uses the method. Unfortunately the trial version - perfect for one file - places a watermark in it, so that's out. And I'm not prepared to pay $69 for the full programme for just one file conversion ! But thanks for the idea. John
... your idea sent me back to photoshop to look at the possibilities of printing it. Instead, I noticed "export with transparent background", and this allows me to export it as a .tif amongst other possibilities.
I edit images as tiff for the simple reason that corel photopaint 8 doesnt support pdf files.
I've now discovered that there appear to be two different forms of the pdf files I've been sent, and photoshop will save one type as a tif OK, but the other gets converted into a .psf file first, and that is where the problem originated. All is now solved. John