Best Free PDF to PSD Converter Software for Windows

Here is a list of Best Free PDF to PSD Converter Software for Windows. Using these free software, you can convert a file in Portable Document Format (PDF) to Adobe Photoshop Document format. In these, you can simply import a PDF document and then convert its format to a PSD image. Besides PSD, you can convert PDF to a lot more other formats including JPEG, PNG, GIF, PS, EPS, TGA, SVG, ICO, WEBP, BMP, TIFF, and more.

One of these software is a dedicated image converter that provides batch conversion feature. So, you can quickly add multiple PDF files to it and convert them all to PSD at once. In one software, you get tons of editing tools to modify and enhance source PDF prior to conversion. Some of the offered image editing tools include rotate, crop, resize, flip, mirror, watermark, color adjustment, color level, color profile, invert color, posterize, and various filters like blur, noise, distort, light and shadow, red eye removal, etc.

You can find some handy additional tools in these PDF to PSD converters, e.g., GIF animation maker, image map generator, replace transparent color, etc. All in all, these are quite a lot of features to offer apart from PDF to PSD conversion. You can go through the list to know more about these converters.

My Favorite PDF to PSD Converter Software for Windows:

Both the listed software are my favorites for different reasons, which are as follows:

  • If you have multiple PDF files that you want to convert to PSD format at once, you should go for Converseen as it offers a batch conversion feature.
  • In case you want to edit input PDF and perform various manipulation actions on it before conversion, GIMP is the software you should use.

You may also like to check out lists of best free EPS to PSD Converter, SVG to PSD Converter, and PICT to PDF Converter for Windows.

Converseen

Converseen is a free PDF to PSD converter software for Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD. It is a dedicated image converter that lets you convert multiple images from one format to another format. Using it, you can batch convert PDF documents to PSD files at once. It is very simple in terms of working, you just have to import the source PDF documents, select PSD as output format, and then start the conversion by clicking the dedicated button.

Do note that it works with PDF documents only when you have Ghostscript installed on your system. You can find and download the Ghostscript installer for Windows from this link.

How to convert one or multiple PDF documents to PSD files in Converseen:

  • After launching this software, go to the File menu and click the Import PDF option to add multiple PDF files to it.
  • Now, check all the PDF files that you want to convert and go the Actions Panel to preview it, edit it, and provide output location.
  • Next, choose PSD as the conversion format.
  • Finally, hit the Convert button to quickly start batch PDF to PSD conversion.

Additional Features:

  • It supports a wide number of image formats as input and output such as EPS, PS, PNG, JPEG, EXR, GIF, DPX, TIFF, SVG, PDF, AI, ICO, RAS, etc.
  • It provides three handy editing options which include Rotate & FlipScale Image, and Change Resolution.
  • It contains a Replace Transparent Color option that lets you change transparent background of an image with a solid color.

Conclusion:

It is a great software to batch convert images including batch PDF to PSD conversion while applying some basic editing actions on source PDF files.

GIMP

GIMP is a featured image editing software that also lets you convert PDF to PSD. In it, you can simply open a PDF file, view it, modify it using a variety of tools, and then convert it to PSD format. Other than PSD, you can convert a PDF to various graphics formats that include JPEG, PNG, PDF, EPS, PS, DDS, ICO, MNG, ORA, WEBP, etc.

It provides a variety of image editing tools that include resize, rotate, crop, flip, color balance, color temperature, saturation, exposure, colorize, posterize, color levels, watermark, layers, etc. You also get a lot of filters in it that you can use to enhance input image, such as blur, distorts, enhance, light and shadow, noise, edge detection, artistic, etc. If you want to manually create a design over input PDF, drawing tools like pencil, blend, paintbrush, eraser, text, selection tools, bucket fill tool, clone tool, etc., are also provided.

How to convert PDF to PSD in GIMP:

  • You can simply import a PDF document using its open function. If a PDF has multiple pages, you can import them as layers or individual images.
  • Now, you can use the editing and painting tools provided by this software to modify the input PDF.
  • When done with editing, go to the File menu and click the Export As option.
  • You now need to select output file type as Photoshop Image (PSD) and then hit the Export button to start the conversion.

Additional Features:

  • It can be used to create animation in the format of GIF. You can also convert a PDF with multiple pages to an animated GIF; check this article to know more.
  • You can generate an image map through this software.

Conclusion:

It is one of the best software to convert PDF to PSD and several other graphics formats. You can also edit or manually draw over imported PDF before converting it to PSD format.

Komal Srivastava
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