How to split a multipage TIFF file on Windows?

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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?

The Google search for “free tiff splitter windows” returns lots of suspicious looking downloads.


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.

On Windows, you must add magick to beginning of the command:

magick convert multipage.tif single%d.tif

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

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!).

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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