How to convert a PDF into an BMP image.

A woman wearing an orange shirt uses a desktop computer to convert a PDF into a BMP image.

Sometimes you need to turn your PDFs into high-quality image files. Learn how to convert a PDF into a BMP picture with this simple guide.

What is a BMP image file?

Bitmap, or BMP, image files are popular among graphic designers and photographers for saving uncompressed pictures. BMPs often have very large file sizes, but their high picture quality more than makes up for the space they take. If you need to turn a PDF document into a high-quality digital picture, it’s a good idea to convert it into a BMP file.

This tutorial teaches you how to convert a PDF document into a BMP with Adobe Acrobat online services.

Common use cases of BMP files.

The BMP format is widely used on Microsoft software and Windows computers and is best for when you want to display high quality images. Nowadays, many Android and Mac devices are also compatible with the format. It holds great quality for when you need a file printed.

Benefits of converting BMP to PDF.

BMP files have a very quick processing time. Even after being compressed, they still maintain excellent color quality. They come in raster format, which means the images they contain are made of pixels. They easily store a wide array of colors and details, making them ideal for 2D photographs. Unlike JPGs, they don’t lose quality each time you make edits or save them.

Convert a PDF to BMP online.

  1. Open your favorite web browser and navigate to the Acrobat online PDF to JPG converter.
  2. Choose the blue button labeled “Select a file” and locate your PDF document. You can also simply drag and drop the PDF into the converter frame.
  3. Once your file has been uploaded, use the dropdown menu to select the TIFF file format.
  4. Select Convert to TIFF to finish the conversion and download your image file.

This method results in a TIFF file, which is another popular lossless, uncompressed image format. You can use this file directly instead of a BMP — it’s the most popular image file format in publishing. From there, you can open the TIFF image in practically any image viewer or photo editor and save it as a BMP.