How to Open a PDF in Paint on Mac and Windows

"Is there any way to open PDF in Paint?" When we need to edit the pictures in a PDF file and Photoshop, Paint is a really good option. You can tweak any kind of images through Paint but the problem is that you cannot open PDF in Paint for the format compatible issue. Paint only support images and Windows bitmap formats. So the best way is to convert PDF to Paint supported image formats. After conversion, you can open the PDF document in Paint and edit or tweak it as you want. This process can be easily achieved by using one of the good PDF to images converter that can help you open PDF in Paint easily. Below are 2 ways on how to open PDF files in Paint including with PDFelement Pro.

Part 1. Using PDFelement Pro to Open PDF in Paint

It is a simplistic process to open PDF in Paint with the many software available in the market. One of the most popular is PDFelement Pro (macOS 10.14 Mojave, High Sierra and other version included). It is a reliable and all-in one PDF editor and converter. The best part is that you can easily convert standard or scanned PDF document to different image types like JPG, PNG, and GIF and more according to your need. (And PDFelement Pro is also available on Windows.)

You have the option to convert the files into various formats within a few minutes and you can also use this effective tool on scanned images without any hassles. Before converting PDF to Paint compatible formats, you can edit the text, images and pages in your PDF, annotate and sign PDF, create and PDF forms and set password to Protect your file.

Key Features of This PDF Viewer:

  • Easily open PDF Files even the secured PDF documents.
  • Convert PDF to Word, Excel and more formats and batch convert multiple PDFs.
  • Come with multiple PDF markup and annotation tools.
  • Edit the text, images, links in your PDF easily.
  • Create PDF from other formats and create PDF forms easily.

PDFelement Pro for Mac has a user-friendly interface and you can access the help section of the software application if you every face any problem. All you need to do is install the software and then follow the simple guide given below.

Step 1. Import the PDF File

Launch the program and then click on "Open File" to select the PDF documents and add them to the editor. You have a really good advantage with this software and you can edit the PDFs with a variety of tools before conversion. And this powerful PDF tool supports batch conversion. So you can add more than one PDF files to the converter and convert them to different formats per your need.

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Step 2. Start PDF to Paint Conversion

Next, go to the toolbar and hit on "Convert" button to open the output setting window. Now click the format and select the desired image format like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF or GIF from the dropdown menu and hit Convert. This will activate the conversion process.

Once the conversion is done, you can get a high quality image for your PDF and high reproduction of the PDF elements. Now you can open the converted image with Paint and do image editing as you want.

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Part 2. Using PDF Converter to Open PDF in Paint

iSkysoft PDF Converter Pro for Mac (or iSkysoft PDF Converter for Windows) is another option to convert PDF to Paint supported formats. It allows you to convert PDF to images including JPG, PNG. BMP, GIF, and more in great formatting. The most convenient thing is that you can import multiple PDF and convert them at once. Also, you can choose to convert partial pages from PDF. Scanned PDF is also supported.

Step 1. Import PDF Files

You can directly drag and drop the PDF files from your folder. Or click the "Add Files" button to select PDF files and import to the program.

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Step 2. Start Converting PDF to Paint

Now select image as the output format. And click "Convert" to start the conversion.

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Part 3. What Formats Are Accepted by Paint?

Normally Paint accepts the image formats like the following

  • JPEG
  • Windows Bitmap
  • TIFF
  • GIF
  • PNG

A few other formats can also be used alternatively in Paint but the usual ones help retain the same quality and consistency. There are various software available for converting your PDF document into one of these formats so that you can open it in Paint and edit it in any way you want. There are various such software that also provide you editing options for PDF which can be used simultaneously.

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Part 4. Tips for Opening a PDF in Paint

Follow the given tips to ensure a hassle free experience –

  • When you are about to convert the PDF file you will be prompted to select the destination where you want to save the file. Ensure that the pathway to the destination is clear and you don't waste time in searching for the files later.
  • Many times the PDF files are password protected and in such cases you can use a PDF Editor Pro for Mac OS which helps you unlock the document and convert the file into any format like Word, JPEG, BMP and many others.
  • This application comes with the power to help you convert multiple files at the same time. You can open and convert more than one file together without hampering the speed of the conversion process in any case.
  • PDFelement Pro(macOS 10.14 Mojave included) is a very simple and easy to use software with a user friendly interface that is not too hard for a novice user to use. But if in any case, you face nay problem anywhere you can access the "Help" section of their website which will guide you through.
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Published: May 02,2017 16:58 pm / Updated: Jan 25,2019 21:31 pm
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