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Convert PDF to PNG Images for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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The easiest way to convert PDF to PNG within seconds, while maintaining the highest of image quality. No registration is required to use.

Smallpdf has a wide range of PDF to Image converters to easily convert vector graphics to and from the PDF format, including PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, and BMP.

Better yet, we have one of the most popular PDF to PNG converter on the market. All it will take is a few seconds of your time. And yes, you can process as many PDFs to PNG images as you’d like, all in one go.

How to Convert PDF to PNG Quickly for Free

  1. First, open the Smallpdf Desktop App.

  2. Choose on the ‘PDF to Image’ tool > drag and drop your PDF document in the toolbox.

  3. Click the dropdown menu next to the file thumbnail > choose ‘PNG’.

  4. Choose whether you’d like to save the PNG next to the original PDF, on your desktop, or at another location.

  5. Afterward, click ‘Convert File’ and let our software do the work.

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How to convert PDF to PNG in approximately 7 seconds

Bonus tip: ‘Multiple file processing’ is enabled for Smallpdf Desktop, you can save PDF as PNG in batches. Furthermore, as you’ll see, the desktop can also export PDF to other image files, such as GIF, JPG, BMP, and TIFF.

File Size Limitation


We know that portable network graphics (PNG) support image transparency, which can make these images quite bulky. As such, our file size limit is capped at 5GB per file, which should be more than enough for you to successfully convert PDF to PNG without any issues.

Is This Tool Free?


Smallpdf is known for our offering of free online converters, with over 18 tools to convert, compress and modify PDFs.

Similar, the desktop app can convert your PDF file to the PNG format for free. A free trial will activate as soon as you install it, and grants unlimited access to all conversion tools. The reader that’s bundled with these functionalities is also free for you to use.

Converting PNG Files


If you need to revert the process and change your PNG files to PDF, you can access our online tools to do so. Of course, if your trial’s not expired, or you decide to opt for a Pro account, this can also be done offline - for your convenience.

Go Pro?


Smallpdf offers premium subscriptions at the feeble price of $4/month. It grants unlimited to both offline and online PDF converters, enables batch processing for our website, and effectively ends all of your digital document pains.

Otherwise, our platform will remain free to use, and the desktop always has the first-time trial activation for your needs.

Other Smallpdf Functionalities


If you have not taken a sneak peek at our homepage or desktop app, we can effectively:

  • Convert - PDFs or PNGs to other file formats

  • Edit - add text, drawings or images

  • Protect - files with an encrypted password

  • Merge - combine pages into one

  • Reader - for your document viewing needs

We pride on making our software as easy to use as possible, to cut down on the unnecessary time spent on mundane document management tasks. All this just for the people of the internet! 🙂

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf