3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter – convert PDF to JPEG and other raster formats

The 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter is a component for converting PDF documents into single page or multi-page raster images such as TIFF or JPEG (pdf to jpeg converter). Alternatively, it can rasterize PDF documents and save them back as PDFs.

Its areas of use include the web, TIFF-based DMS solutions, archive and workflow systems and the protection of PDF documents. The converter is characterized by its high speed, scalability and high visual fidelity.


Change PDF to raster images


Optimize the image quality or file size

Preview images

Create thumbnails

Improved render quality in the healthcare industry increases patient safety

Integrating the 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter from PDF Tools AG has improved the render quality of images in JiveX considerably. Content of PDF documents that was not previously rendered (or only inadequately) is now displayed correctly after switching to the new rendering engine. This has vastly improved the legibility of all documents. A warning sent to the medical staff in the case of rendering problems increases patient safety even further.

On-the-fly image conversion at j2 Global’s® cloud services

The customer gained very positive experiences using the 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter and the 3-Heights™ Image to PDF Converter: he was able to build its service for using these tools quickly, and conversion rates on varying traffic loads are excellent. Because of the memory based conversion without creating temporary files, j2 also enhanced its security and performance.

Product illustration 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter

PDF to Image Converter - features

PDF to image

  • Create single page and multi-page image files and rasterized PDF documents
  • Convert individual pages
  • Convert PDF files to CCITT fax files
  • Define page dimensions in points or pixels
  • Set rotation (Force portrait or landscape or inherit rotation from original document)
  • Set resolution (DPI)
  • Dithering (Floyd Steinberg, Halftone Block, Halftone Continuous, Atkinson)
  • Set image filters
  • Set color depth
  • Set color space
  • Set TIFF file compression
  • Set the quality of lossy image compression
  • Set bit filling order for fax files
  • Add Watermark images
  • Define minimum line width

PDF to PDF Image

  • Raster PDF content (image)
  • Keep or remove links, outlines or viewer preferences in PDF output document


  • ISO32000-1 (PDF 1.7)
  • ISO32000-2 (PDF 2.0)
  • ISO19005-1 (PDF/A-1)
  • ISO19005-2 (PDF/A-2)
  • ISO19005-3 (PDF/A-3)

Supported formats

Input formats

  • PDF 1.0 to 1.7
  • PDF 2.0
  • PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3

Output formats

  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
  • JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  • GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
  • BMP (Window Bitmap)
  • EPS (Encapsulated Post Script)
  • JB2 (JBIG2, Joint Bi-level Image Experts Group)
  • JP2 (JPEG2000)
  • JPX (Extended JPEG2000)
  • PBM (Portable Bitmap File Format)
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)

Areas of use - PDF conversion to Image

Incoming mail

Convert incoming PDF documents into TIFF format for further processing in TIFF-oriented workflow processes in document management systems.

Document processing

The PDF to Image Converter creates images for display via the web and in other applications such as an image viewer. The files can be shown in their original size or as low-resolution images or thumbnails. The tool also converts PDF files into rasterized PDF to protect the content.


The PDF to Image Converter is suitable for the quick migration of TIFF-based archives.

Other areas of use

  • Fax server solutions
  • Conversion to TIFF for TIFF-based archive and DMS systems
  • Graphics processing

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