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Is it possible to convert a JPEG file to a TIFF format?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by John Pine, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. John Pine

    John Pine Supporting Actor

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    I'm using a Canon G3 and need to convert some images.
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    Sure vitually any image editing software can do that. There's likely some freeware tools as well if you look.
     
  3. Aaron Silverman

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    Keep in mind that converting the format from JPEG to TIFF won't actually improve the quality of the pictures. (That may seem obvious, but ya never know. [​IMG] )
     
  4. John Pine

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    Aaron: Understood. I'm not looking to improve the image, just not degrade it any. This format (TIFF) is being required for a contest.

    Andrew: How bout' PhotoShop 5.0 LE? That's what came with my camera but I rarely use it. It's not real user friendly, if you know what I mean. Would I have any loss of quality by editing a jpeg and saving as a tiff file?

    Thanks for the feedback guys!
     
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    Just do a "Save As" in PS 5.0 LE and choose TIFF format, instead of the default.

    _Man_
     
  6. John Pine

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    Man: Got it! Do you know if I will lose any quality or resolution by changing the format to TIFF?
     
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    No quality loss by saving as TIFF.

    _Man_
     
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    TIFF is a lossless format. JPG is lossy.
     
  9. John Pine

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    Didn't know that. That explains why the file is so large now (3mb to 11mb). I played around with it last night.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    John,

    You should be able to save it w/ lossless compression (LZW I think) to help reduce the file size. It probably pops up a dialog to ask you if you want compression when you do the "save as" to TIFF.

    _Man_
     
  11. John Pine

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    I'll try that also. Thanks Man!
     
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    Damn, looks like he hasnt paid his ISP bill tho =)

    The binary is on tucows tho!
     

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