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

How to change PDF to JPG and optimize the image quality or file size

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.

Product illustration 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter

Properties and benefits

  • Various areas of use
  • Convert PDF documents into rasterized PDF documents to reduce the file size or prevent text extraction
  • Convert PDF documents into fax documents
  • Supports single and multi-page formats
  • View web-based PDF documents without a PDF viewing software

Performance characteristics

  • High visual fidelity
  • High performance and scalability
  • Ease of integration
  • Comprehensive format support

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

PDF to PDF Image

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

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

Input formats

  • PDF (Portable Document Format)

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)
  • JIF (GIF Flate)
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 - 32 & 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 – 32 & 64 bit


  • API: C, Java, .NET, COM

Programming languages

All program libraries are written in efficient and thread-safe C++. API offers a selection of the following connections to programming languages:

  • C and C++ via native C
  • C#, VB .NET, J# via .NET
  • Java via JNI
  • MS Visual Basic, Borland Delphi, MS Office products such as Access and C++ via COM

Product Variants

  • Shell tool (command line)
  • API (programming interface)
  • Windows service (monitored directories)

References 3-Heights™ PDF to Image Converter