PDF is one of the most popular document formats that exist, they are used in many sectors to handle all kinds of information, but editing them has to be quite difficult and complex if you have not the right tool (as adobe acrobat software).
There are several reasons why you would like to convert a PDF to an image format, maybe you just want to share a few pages with someone but avoid editing it, or just want to extract an image.
How to convert PDFs files to image with Photoshop
It may seem difficult, but it is simpler than it seems. You simply have to open the pdf file with the Adobe Photoshop program and an IMPORT PDF window will appear.
In that window, you can see a thumbnail of the page or the pages that are included in the PDF file that you can select, if you want to import only one page, several or all pages. You only have to click on the page or pages you want to import.
You also have a curious option, select by IMAGES instead of by PAGES. Show you only the images that are included in the pdf file, instead of showing you the full page. You can import and convert only the images included in the pdf file. A very useful option, if you only want to import the images and not have to be cutting after the converted final images.
Beside it, there are several options and information about the size of the current pdf file and the possibility of changing the parameters of the file for its import.
If they are images for internet, for a website or similar, you must change the resolution to 72ppp. If it’s to print the image, you must leave it at 300ppp resolution.
The rest of parameters are as modifiable as you wish, for example the color MODE, which you can choose gray scale, RGB, CMYK, etc.
Finally the image size, if you want to leave it at the same size as the PDF or want to make it smaller or larger, depending also on the resolution you have chosen.
Click OK and you will have converted the page or pages that you have chosen from the pdf into an image. It will become a layer directly and you can work with it as you usually do.