Over the past 10-15 years the copy machine industry has bundled PDF output capacity into various scanners, for added value and convenience. So instead of creating single tiff documents as output, the scanner can create PDF files of each copy job. This PDF output is then given to a company as an electronic backup of their paper documents.
If PDF is your starting format, pdfC.A.T. can help convert those PDFs into single image tiffs, bmps, jpgs, pngs or jpgs. Why would this be a good thing? Because you can then have single images to manipulate, extract from, OCR, the options are endless.
Now, instead of paying 3+ cents per image for electronic "blowbacks" you can load in the PDF file, select an output folder, click "Convert" and walk away while your documents are batch-converted for you.
For additional convenience, pdfC.A.T. will process multiple PDFs at a time!