# How to split a multipage TIFF file on Windows?

I thought Adobe Photoshop could do everything, but apparently it cannot read multipage TIFF files.

I have a TIFF file with four pages, and I need to edit one of the pages. Windows Picture Viewer can print all four pages, but cannot split them. Anyone know how I can split the original TIFF into four separate images suitable for editing?

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JUST USE GIMP! it should come with a preinstalled TIFF images plugin that can seperate them! :D –  user102363 Oct 21 '11 at 2:28

The King of image transformation software is Image Magick. You can use this to do most image translations / conversions, and it's a respected (and therefore as safe) as these things can be.

It's a command line tool, but more powerful for that. At a command prompt, simply type ...

convert multipage.tif single%d.tif


to create multiple tif files.

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+1 learned something new again –  Jacco Sep 23 '09 at 10:19
Just keep in mind that the other convert program may be earlier in your path and thus called from the above code. What does it do? It converts a FAT volume to NTFS. So be aware. –  Pat Apr 30 '12 at 0:40
You will probably also need to add tiff support as described here: stackoverflow.com/questions/12943947/… –  Hannele Feb 13 at 23:52

There is a free Tiff Splitter:

A simple WinForms app that opens a multi-page tiff file and saves all pages as individual tiff files. The input file can be selected through file browsing, or drag-and-dropped from the File Explorer.

Requires .NET 4.0 / Tested on Windows 7

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This works very, very well. –  VictorKilo Jan 31 '13 at 21:43
Worked great. Simple and effective! –  Martijn Heemels Jul 25 '13 at 14:42
Simple and easy and straight to the point!! –  Antoops Jun 22 at 12:18

Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) can split a TIFF using the Page>Move pages to a new file option (select pages you want to split out from the original file first).

MODI is installed as part of Office 2003, and although I believe a version was included with office XP/2002, I think it was an optional install and may not have the TIFF writer necessary to carry out this task (can't test here, sorry!).

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I would suggest Tiff Splitter. It's free, works well for me, has no spyware, and good reviews.

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Doesn't seem to be free any longer. –  Kyle A Jan 30 '13 at 23:45

You don't need software. Just open the Tiff file with a photoviewer or something like that. Then select "make a copy" or "save as". Rename the file and change the format type to Jpeg. Save it to any location of your choice. It will make a copy of the current page you were working on but as a single page. Hope that helps. It worked for me.

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If you have PDF writing software installed, you can convert the multi-page TIFF to PDF and open that in Photoshop. Photoshop will then give previews of the various pages and let you select one or more to open.

If your PDF software won't do this, you can convert the TIFF for free at acrobat.com (requires a free registration).

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Install Imagistik Image Viewer (freeware).

Open the multi page TIFF file and choose: File > Convert to TIFF, GIF, PNG etc. > Convert Current Page... > Save as ...

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http://www.a-pdf.com/faq/how-can-i-break-multipage-tiff-file-to-separate-files.htm

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You can use irfanview, the swiss-army imaging knife for windows. See this thread

i_view32.exe c:\multipage.tif /extract=(c:\temp,jpg)

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Open file using Windows Picture Viewer then print to Microsoft OneNote selected pages or all pages. You can edit and save page(s) to pdf or doc format by Microsoft OneNote.

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I just came across this very issue and was able to solve it with Gimp (freeware, highly trustworthy)

It'll open the image as layers; simply hide all but one and choose "save as" then repeat for the remaining layers.

If you save as a JPEG you'll have terrible quality loss problems (but much more manageable file sizes).

Crazy that photoshop won't do this.

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Imagemagick worked for me real good. Wnen splitting a tiff file, basically converting from tiff to tiff, one can use a flag to force saving output files to individual tiff files. To do that, try

convert input.tif output-%d.tif


The %d operator is a C-Printf style %d. So, if you need a 3 field running sequence, you can say

convert input.tif output-%3d.tif


and so on.. %d is replaced by "scene" number of the image. Now, scene numbers may or may not always start with 0 (or 1, if you want it that way). To setup a sequence the way you want, try

convert input.tif -scene 1 output-%3d.tif


This would start the sequence right from the count you provided.

convert -scene 1 input.TIF output-%d.TIF
output-1.TIF
output-2.TIF
output-3.TIF


Magick indeed!! :)

This link to documentation has more details. This works on my windows machine too.

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I found a simple solution for small tasks but it requires a bit computer work, and any fax program that is installed on your pc. what you do is open the document send it to print in the fax program each page separately before it actually fax ask to preview the page from this point you can copy each page and paste in a word document good luck

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use TiffToy, it will keep the original quality if the TIFF pages are compressed with JPEG. Otherwise use ImageMagick as already suggested.

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