TIFF to PDF API

Convert TIFF files to PDF documents with our TIFF to PDF API.

Why PSPDFKit API?

SOC 2 Compliant

Build the workflows you need without worrying about security. We don’t store any document data, and our API endpoints are served through encrypted connections.

Easy Integration

Get up and running in hours, not weeks. Access well-documented APIs and code samples that make integrating with your existing workflows a snap.

One Document, Endless Actions

With access to more than 30 tools, you can process one document in multiple ways by combining API actions. Convert, OCR, rotate, and watermark with one API call.

Simple and Transparent Pricing

Pay only for the number of documents you process. You won’t need to consider file size, datasets being merged, or different API actions being called.

Try It Out

This example will convert your uploaded TIFF file to a PDF.

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Use Your Free API Calls

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Add a File

Add a TIFF file named image.tiff to your project folder. You can also use our sample file. The file name is case sensitive. Make sure the file name matches the file name in the sample code.

Run the Code

Copy the code and run it from the same folder you added the files to. For more information, see our language-specific getting started guides.

View the Results

Open result.pdf in your project folder to view the results.

curl -X POST https://api.pspdfkit.com/build \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here" \
  -o result.pdf \
  --fail \
  -F image=@image.tiff \
  -F instructions='{
      "parts": [
        {
          "file": "image"
        }
      ]
    }'
package com.example.pspdfkit;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.FileSystems;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.StandardCopyOption;

import org.json.JSONArray;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import okhttp3.MediaType;
import okhttp3.MultipartBody;
import okhttp3.OkHttpClient;
import okhttp3.Request;
import okhttp3.RequestBody;
import okhttp3.Response;

public final class PspdfkitApiExample {
  public static void main(final String[] args) throws IOException {
    final RequestBody body = new MultipartBody.Builder()
      .setType(MultipartBody.FORM)
      .addFormDataPart(
        "image",
        "image.tiff",
        RequestBody.create(
          new File("image.tiff"),
          MediaType.parse("image/tiff")
        )
      )
      .addFormDataPart(
        "instructions",
        new JSONObject()
          .put("parts", new JSONArray()
            .put(new JSONObject()
              .put("file", "image")
            )
          ).toString()
      )
      .build();

    final Request request = new Request.Builder()
      .url("https://api.pspdfkit.com/build")
      .method("POST", body)
      .addHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your_api_key_here")
      .build();

    final OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient()
      .newBuilder()
      .build();

    final Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();

    if (response.isSuccessful()) {
      Files.copy(
        response.body().byteStream(),
        FileSystems.getDefault().getPath("result.pdf"),
        StandardCopyOption.REPLACE_EXISTING
      );
    } else {
      // Handle the error
      throw new IOException(response.body().string());
    }
  }
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using RestSharp;

namespace PspdfkitApiDemo
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      var client = new RestClient("https://api.pspdfkit.com/build");

      var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST)
        .AddHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your_api_key_here")
        .AddFile("image", "image.tiff")
        .AddParameter("instructions", new JsonObject
        {
          ["parts"] = new JsonArray
          {
            new JsonObject
            {
              ["file"] = "image"
            }
          }
        }.ToString());

      request.AdvancedResponseWriter = (responseStream, response) =>
      {
        if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
        {
          using (responseStream)
          {
            using var outputFileWriter = File.OpenWrite("result.pdf");
            responseStream.CopyTo(outputFileWriter);
          }
        }
        else
        {
          var responseStreamReader = new StreamReader(responseStream);
          Console.Write(responseStreamReader.ReadToEnd());
        }
      };

      client.Execute(request);
    }
  }
}
const axios = require('axios')
const FormData = require('form-data')
const fs = require('fs')

const formData = new FormData()
formData.append('instructions', JSON.stringify({
  parts: [
    {
      file: "image"
    }
  ]
}))
formData.append('image', fs.createReadStream('image.tiff'))

;(async () => {
  try {
    const response = await axios.post('https://api.pspdfkit.com/build', formData, {
      headers: formData.getHeaders({
          'Authorization': 'Bearer your_api_key_here'
      }),
      responseType: "stream"
    })

    response.data.pipe(fs.createWriteStream("result.pdf"))
  } catch (e) {
    const errorString = await streamToString(e.response.data)
    console.log(errorString)
  }
})()

function streamToString(stream) {
  const chunks = []
  return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
    stream.on("data", (chunk) => chunks.push(Buffer.from(chunk)))
    stream.on("error", (err) => reject(err))
    stream.on("end", () => resolve(Buffer.concat(chunks).toString("utf8")))
  })
}
import requests
import json

instructions = {
  'parts': [
    {
      'file': 'image'
    }
  ]
}

response = requests.request(
  'POST',
  'https://api.pspdfkit.com/build',
  headers = {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer your_api_key_here'
  },
  files = {
    'image': open('image.tiff', 'rb')
  },
  data = {
    'instructions': json.dumps(instructions)
  },
  stream = True
)

if response.ok:
  with open('result.pdf', 'wb') as fd:
    for chunk in response.iter_content(chunk_size=8096):
      fd.write(chunk)
else:
  print(response.text)
  exit()
<?php

$FileHandle = fopen('result.pdf', 'w+');

$curl = curl_init();

$instructions = '{
  "parts": [
    {
      "file": "image"
    }
  ]
}';

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => 'https://api.pspdfkit.com/build',
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array(
    'instructions' => $instructions,
    'image' => new CURLFILE('image.tiff')
  ),
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
    'Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here'
  ),
  CURLOPT_FILE => $FileHandle,
));

$response = curl_exec($curl);

curl_close($curl);

fclose($FileHandle);

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Getting Started

The following section will walk you through how to best make use of all the functionality our Image to PDF API provides.

Converting a Single Image to PDF

Let’s start with the basics. The Image to PDF API allows you to convert any supported image file to a PDF.

The easiest way to use this is to convert a single image to a PDF. Place a page1.tiff file in the same folder as your code. You can use any image or use our provided sample page.

Run the code, and you’ll get a result.pdf with your image converted to a PDF.

Code to convert an image to PDF:

curl -X POST https://api.pspdfkit.com/build \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here" \
  -o result.pdf \
  --fail \
  -F page1.tiff=@/path/to/page1.tiff \
  -F instructions='{
      "parts": [
        {
          "file": "page1.tiff"
        }
      ]
    }'
package com.example.pspdfkit;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.FileSystems;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.StandardCopyOption;

import org.json.JSONArray;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import okhttp3.MediaType;
import okhttp3.MultipartBody;
import okhttp3.OkHttpClient;
import okhttp3.Request;
import okhttp3.RequestBody;
import okhttp3.Response;

public final class PspdfkitApiExample {
  public static void main(final String[] args) throws IOException {
    final RequestBody body = new MultipartBody.Builder()
      .setType(MultipartBody.FORM)
      .addFormDataPart(
        "page1.tiff",
        "/path/to/page1.tiff",
        RequestBody.create(
          new File("/path/to/page1.tiff"),
          MediaType.parse("image/tiff")
        )
      )
      .addFormDataPart(
        "instructions",
        new JSONObject()
          .put("parts", new JSONArray()
            .put(new JSONObject()
              .put("file", "page1.tiff")
            )
          ).toString()
      )
      .build();

    final Request request = new Request.Builder()
      .url("https://api.pspdfkit.com/build")
      .method("POST", body)
      .addHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your_api_key_here")
      .build();

    final OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient()
      .newBuilder()
      .build();

    final Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();

    if (response.isSuccessful()) {
      Files.copy(
        response.body().byteStream(),
        FileSystems.getDefault().getPath("result.pdf"),
        StandardCopyOption.REPLACE_EXISTING
      );
    } else {
      // Handle the error
      throw new IOException(response.body().string());
    }
  }
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using RestSharp;

namespace PspdfkitApiDemo
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      var client = new RestClient("https://api.pspdfkit.com/build");

      var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST)
        .AddHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your_api_key_here")
        .AddFile("page1.tiff", "/path/to/page1.tiff")
        .AddParameter("instructions", new JsonObject
        {
          ["parts"] = new JsonArray
          {
            new JsonObject
            {
              ["file"] = "page1.tiff"
            }
          }
        }.ToString());

      request.AdvancedResponseWriter = (responseStream, response) =>
      {
        if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
        {
          using (responseStream)
          {
            using var outputFileWriter = File.OpenWrite("result.pdf");
            responseStream.CopyTo(outputFileWriter);
          }
        }
        else
        {
          var responseStreamReader = new StreamReader(responseStream);
          Console.Write(responseStreamReader.ReadToEnd());
        }
      };

      client.Execute(request);
    }
  }
}
const axios = require('axios')
const FormData = require('form-data')
const fs = require('fs')

const formData = new FormData()
formData.append('instructions', JSON.stringify({
  parts: [
    {
      file: "page1.tiff"
    }
  ]
}))
formData.append('page1.tiff', fs.createReadStream('/path/to/page1.tiff'))

;(async () => {
  try {
    const response = await axios.post('https://api.pspdfkit.com/build', formData, {
      headers: formData.getHeaders({
          'Authorization': 'Bearer your_api_key_here'
      }),
      responseType: "stream"
    })

    response.data.pipe(fs.createWriteStream("result.pdf"))
  } catch (e) {
    const errorString = await streamToString(e.response.data)
    console.log(errorString)
  }
})()

function streamToString(stream) {
  const chunks = []
  return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
    stream.on("data", (chunk) => chunks.push(Buffer.from(chunk)))
    stream.on("error", (err) => reject(err))
    stream.on("end", () => resolve(Buffer.concat(chunks).toString("utf8")))
  })
}
import requests
import json

instructions = {
  'parts': [
    {
      'file': 'page1.tiff'
    }
  ]
}

response = requests.request(
  'POST',
  'https://api.pspdfkit.com/build',
  headers = {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer your_api_key_here'
  },
  files = {
    'page1.tiff': open('/path/to/page1.tiff', 'rb')
  },
  data = {
    'instructions': json.dumps(instructions)
  },
  stream = True
)

if response.ok:
  with open('result.pdf', 'wb') as fd:
    for chunk in response.iter_content(chunk_size=8096):
      fd.write(chunk)
else:
  print(response.text)
  exit()
<?php

$FileHandle = fopen('result.pdf', 'w+');

$curl = curl_init();

$instructions = '{
  "parts": [
    {
      "file": "page1.tiff"
    }
  ]
}';

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => 'https://api.pspdfkit.com/build',
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array(
    'instructions' => $instructions,
    'page1.tiff' => new CURLFILE('/path/to/page1.tiff')
  ),
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
    'Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here'
  ),
  CURLOPT_FILE => $FileHandle,
));

$response = curl_exec($curl);

curl_close($curl);

fclose($FileHandle);

Combining Multiple Images into a PDF

While converting a single image to a PDF is quite useful, often you’ll have a folder of images — for example, of a scanned document — that you want to combine into a single PDF.

Pass in multiple images — one for each page in your request — and PSPDFKit API will merge all of them into a single PDF.

Add more files in the same folder as your code and run the updated code. You can duplicate and rename your existing file, or you can add some other images.

Code to convert multiple images to PDF:

curl -X POST https://api.pspdfkit.com/build \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here" \
  -o result.pdf \
  --fail \
  -F page1.tiff=@/path/to/page1.tiff \
  -F page2.tiff=@/path/to/page2.tiff \
  -F page3.tiff=@/path/to/page3.tiff \
  -F page4.tiff=@/path/to/page4.tiff \
  -F instructions='{
      "parts": [
        {
          "file": "page1.tiff"
        },
        {
          "file": "page2.tiff"
        },
        {
          "file": "page3.tiff"
        },
        {
          "file": "page4.tiff"
        }
      ]
    }'
package com.example.pspdfkit;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.nio.file.FileSystems;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.StandardCopyOption;

import org.json.JSONArray;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import okhttp3.MediaType;
import okhttp3.MultipartBody;
import okhttp3.OkHttpClient;
import okhttp3.Request;
import okhttp3.RequestBody;
import okhttp3.Response;

public final class PspdfkitApiExample {
  public static void main(final String[] args) throws IOException {
    final RequestBody body = new MultipartBody.Builder()
      .setType(MultipartBody.FORM)
      .addFormDataPart(
        "page1.tiff",
        "/path/to/page1.tiff",
        RequestBody.create(
          new File("/path/to/page1.tiff"),
          MediaType.parse("image/tiff")
        )
      )
      .addFormDataPart(
        "page2.tiff",
        "/path/to/page2.tiff",
        RequestBody.create(
          new File("/path/to/page2.tiff"),
          MediaType.parse("image/tiff")
        )
      )
      .addFormDataPart(
        "page3.tiff",
        "/path/to/page3.tiff",
        RequestBody.create(
          new File("/path/to/page3.tiff"),
          MediaType.parse("image/tiff")
        )
      )
      .addFormDataPart(
        "page4.tiff",
        "/path/to/page4.tiff",
        RequestBody.create(
          new File("/path/to/page4.tiff"),
          MediaType.parse("image/tiff")
        )
      )
      .addFormDataPart(
        "instructions",
        new JSONObject()
          .put("parts", new JSONArray()
            .put(new JSONObject()
              .put("file", "page1.tiff")
            )
            .put(new JSONObject()
              .put("file", "page2.tiff")
            )
            .put(new JSONObject()
              .put("file", "page3.tiff")
            )
            .put(new JSONObject()
              .put("file", "page4.tiff")
            )
          ).toString()
      )
      .build();

    final Request request = new Request.Builder()
      .url("https://api.pspdfkit.com/build")
      .method("POST", body)
      .addHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your_api_key_here")
      .build();

    final OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient()
      .newBuilder()
      .build();

    final Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();

    if (response.isSuccessful()) {
      Files.copy(
        response.body().byteStream(),
        FileSystems.getDefault().getPath("result.pdf"),
        StandardCopyOption.REPLACE_EXISTING
      );
    } else {
      // Handle the error
      throw new IOException(response.body().string());
    }
  }
}
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using RestSharp;

namespace PspdfkitApiDemo
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      var client = new RestClient("https://api.pspdfkit.com/build");

      var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST)
        .AddHeader("Authorization", "Bearer your_api_key_here")
        .AddFile("page1.tiff", "/path/to/page1.tiff")
        .AddFile("page2.tiff", "/path/to/page2.tiff")
        .AddFile("page3.tiff", "/path/to/page3.tiff")
        .AddFile("page4.tiff", "/path/to/page4.tiff")
        .AddParameter("instructions", new JsonObject
        {
          ["parts"] = new JsonArray
          {
            new JsonObject
            {
              ["file"] = "page1.tiff"
            },
            new JsonObject
            {
              ["file"] = "page2.tiff"
            },
            new JsonObject
            {
              ["file"] = "page3.tiff"
            },
            new JsonObject
            {
              ["file"] = "page4.tiff"
            }
          }
        }.ToString());

      request.AdvancedResponseWriter = (responseStream, response) =>
      {
        if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
        {
          using (responseStream)
          {
            using var outputFileWriter = File.OpenWrite("result.pdf");
            responseStream.CopyTo(outputFileWriter);
          }
        }
        else
        {
          var responseStreamReader = new StreamReader(responseStream);
          Console.Write(responseStreamReader.ReadToEnd());
        }
      };

      client.Execute(request);
    }
  }
}
const axios = require('axios')
const FormData = require('form-data')
const fs = require('fs')

const formData = new FormData()
formData.append('instructions', JSON.stringify({
  parts: [
    {
      file: "page1.tiff"
    },
    {
      file: "page2.tiff"
    },
    {
      file: "page3.tiff"
    },
    {
      file: "page4.tiff"
    }
  ]
}))
formData.append('page1.tiff', fs.createReadStream('/path/to/page1.tiff'))
formData.append('page2.tiff', fs.createReadStream('/path/to/page2.tiff'))
formData.append('page3.tiff', fs.createReadStream('/path/to/page3.tiff'))
formData.append('page4.tiff', fs.createReadStream('/path/to/page4.tiff'))

;(async () => {
  try {
    const response = await axios.post('https://api.pspdfkit.com/build', formData, {
      headers: formData.getHeaders({
          'Authorization': 'Bearer your_api_key_here'
      }),
      responseType: "stream"
    })

    response.data.pipe(fs.createWriteStream("result.pdf"))
  } catch (e) {
    const errorString = await streamToString(e.response.data)
    console.log(errorString)
  }
})()

function streamToString(stream) {
  const chunks = []
  return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
    stream.on("data", (chunk) => chunks.push(Buffer.from(chunk)))
    stream.on("error", (err) => reject(err))
    stream.on("end", () => resolve(Buffer.concat(chunks).toString("utf8")))
  })
}
import requests
import json

instructions = {
  'parts': [
    {
      'file': 'page1.tiff'
    },
    {
      'file': 'page2.tiff'
    },
    {
      'file': 'page3.tiff'
    },
    {
      'file': 'page4.tiff'
    }
  ]
}

response = requests.request(
  'POST',
  'https://api.pspdfkit.com/build',
  headers = {
    'Authorization': 'Bearer your_api_key_here'
  },
  files = {
    'page1.tiff': open('/path/to/page1.tiff', 'rb'),
    'page2.tiff': open('/path/to/page2.tiff', 'rb'),
    'page3.tiff': open('/path/to/page3.tiff', 'rb'),
    'page4.tiff': open('/path/to/page4.tiff', 'rb')
  },
  data = {
    'instructions': json.dumps(instructions)
  },
  stream = True
)

if response.ok:
  with open('result.pdf', 'wb') as fd:
    for chunk in response.iter_content(chunk_size=8096):
      fd.write(chunk)
else:
  print(response.text)
  exit()
<?php

$FileHandle = fopen('result.pdf', 'w+');

$curl = curl_init();

$instructions = '{
  "parts": [
    {
      "file": "page1.tiff"
    },
    {
      "file": "page2.tiff"
    },
    {
      "file": "page3.tiff"
    },
    {
      "file": "page4.tiff"
    }
  ]
}';

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => 'https://api.pspdfkit.com/build',
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => array(
    'instructions' => $instructions,
    'page1.tiff' => new CURLFILE('/path/to/page1.tiff'),
    'page2.tiff' => new CURLFILE('/path/to/page2.tiff'),
    'page3.tiff' => new CURLFILE('/path/to/page3.tiff'),
    'page4.tiff' => new CURLFILE('/path/to/page4.tiff')
  ),
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
    'Authorization: Bearer your_api_key_here'
  ),
  CURLOPT_FILE => $FileHandle,
));

$response = curl_exec($curl);

curl_close($curl);

fclose($FileHandle);