Q. I’ve a whole bunch of TIFF-formatted pictures. Is there an environment friendly strategy to convert these pictures to JPG unexpectedly?
A. Simply as you may rename a number of pictures without delay by way of “batch processing,” you may convert a big assortment of photos from one file format to a different in a single step. The TIFF format, widespread in print manufacturing, typically makes for a lot bigger file sizes than photos saved within the extra compressed, web-friendly JPG format.
Standard image-editing applications like these in Adobe’s Photoshop household embody instructions to transform information from TIFF to JPG, and this system’s assist information ought to be capable to provide you with particular conversion directions in your model. However you’ve loads of options if you don’t use such photo-management software program.
The Mac and Home windows app shops host a number of comparatively cheap utility applications for changing file codecs, resizing and optimizing photos in a batch. When purchasing for an acceptable program, learn the critiques and ensure the software program does all the things you need it to do.
On the Mac, the $10 PhotoBulk from Eltima Software does batch jobs and can add watermarks and date stamps to your pictures. Windows users have plenty of programs to browse as well, including the free IrFanView or the $35 Pixillion Plus Image Converter. While a bit more technically demanding, the cross-platform, open-source GIMP software can also handle batch operations.
The Preview program that comes with the Mac operating system also converts image files between formats. To convert a folder of TIFFs, open the folder, select all files and drag the batch onto the Preview icon in the Mac’s desktop dock; you can also right-click on the selected batch and choose Open With Preview.
When all the photos are open in the Preview window’s left pane, press the Command and A keys to select them all. Go to the File menu and choose Export Selected Images. In the Export window, select JPG as the format and adjust the image quality slider as needed. Click the New Folder button in the lower-left corner to create a landing spot for the new files and then chick the blue Choose button to convert copies of the selected files in your chosen format.
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