How to Open a PDF in Paint with Simple Steps

Jul 16,2019 • Filed to: PDF Tips

"Is there any way to open PDF in Paint?" When you need to edit the pictures in a PDF file, Paint can be a great option. You can tweak any kind of images through Paint but the problem is that you cannot open PDF in Paint since the format is not compatible. The only file types supported by Paint are image files and Windows bitmap formats. The easiest way to convert PDF to image formats supported by Paint is to use the conversion tool. After conversion, open the image format in Paint and modify it as needed. Here are two methods for how to open PDF files in Paint.

Part 1 Open your PDF in Paint

You'll need to convert your PDF to an image type like JPG PNG BMP or GIF. You can achieve this with PDFelement Pro. This professional PDF converter can transform PDFs into various other formats including image formats.

Step 1. Download and Launch PDFelement Pro

Step 2. Convert the PDF to a Image Format

Click 'Convert' > 'To Image' > Select the Output Format (JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF or GIF)

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Step 3. Open the Image in Paint

Once the conversion is done, you can open the image in paint.


Part 2. Open PDF in Paint Using iSkysoft PDF Converter

iSkysoft PDF Converter Pro for Mac (or Windows) is another alternative. It allows you to convert PDF to images including JPG, PNG. BMP, GIF, and more while retaining formatting. The most convenient thing is that you can import multiple PDFs and convert them all at once. Also, you can choose to convert partial pages from PDF and scanned PDF is also supported.

Step 1. Import PDF Files

Drag and drop PDF files from your local folder. Or click 'Add Files' > select PDF files and import them into the program.

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Step 2. Start Converting PDF to Paint Supported Formats

Select image type as the output format > click 'Convert' to start the conversion.

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Step 3. Open the Image in Paint


Part 3. What Formats Are Accepted by Paint?

Paint accepts the following image formats:

  • JPEG
  • Windows Bitmap
  • TIFF
  • GIF
  • PNG

A few other formats can also be used alternatively in Paint but the ones above are the only ones guaranteed to retain the same quality and consistency. There are various software programs available for converting your PDF document into one of these formats so that you can open and edit it in Paint. Many of these programs also provide PDF editing options which can be used simultaneously.

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Part 4. Tips for Opening a PDF in Paint

Follow these tips to ensure a hassle-free experience:

  • When you are about to convert your 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.
  • PDF files are often password protected and in such cases you can use PDF Editor Pro for Mac OS which helps you unlock the document and convert the file into any format like Word, JPEG, BMP and more.
  • This application comes with the power to help 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 to learn for a beginner. If you do face problems, you can access the "Help" section online which will serve as a guide.

Ivan Cook

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