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converting JPG to TIFF

Discussion in 'Software' started by Arroryn, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Argh! Help!

    This is quite urgent. The company I work for has sent images to a client of our products to use in their brochure. The print run for this is looming this week. We sent them our CD full of JPGs in good faith, and this morning I've received an email saying their designer has a MAC, and they want TIFF files.

    We don't have TIFF files! Our imaging is done by a third party, and we can't source these files. Is there anything I can advise their designer to do to convert the file format?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    You could ask him to try using The Gimp

    It has some pretty good utils for converting image file formats.

    Don't know if there is a MAC version though.

    8)

    EDIT: Yes there is!
     
  3. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    it would be quite pointless to convert from jpg to tiff.

    i imagine they want tiff because it uses lossless compression.
    but if any change is gotten from converting jpg to tiff, it will be a lessening of quality.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Mine is not to reason why... :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the link Si. Problem solved... I hope :dry
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    TIFF is the normal system used for layouts and publishing. The main reason is the flexibility, as it is a container file system, rather like AVI, so can contain a lot of extra stuff, like thumbnails etc.

    Painshop Pro is another app that can convert batches of files at a go.

    Harry.
     
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  6. ffreeloader

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    Too bad you're not running Linux, Arroryn. There are command line utilities for graphics file conversion. There isn't one to go directly from jpg to tiff, but you could do it in two steps: jpg to pnm and then pnm to tiff.

    You could just script this, tell the script where to find the files, and walk away while the script does all the work....
     
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