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Old 05-13-2009, 06:08 AM   #1
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Im just wondering what type of file is best to use to save my photos.
When I get them printed I need to have them saved as TIFF's in order to get the best quality and maximise the potential of printing a large size.
However TIFFs are large files and take up lots of room and as such I am wondering if there is any way I can save the images as a smaller file for storage purposes and then change to a TIFF when I'm going to get it printed.
I know this cannot be done from Jpeg to TIFF because whilst a Jpeg is a far smaller size it also irreversably decreases the the quality of the image.
Any other suggestions? Cheers

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Old 05-24-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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[edit]I don't know of any photo file type that you can switch to and from without loss. Standard file compression may be your anwer[end edit]

You could try something like WinRar (it has a 40 day trial period) to compress a bunch of photos, then extract them when needed. The compression should be loss-less.

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Old 05-25-2009, 03:52 AM   #3
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(if you JUST cant be bothered downloading)
use the compression tool in windows.

But WinRaR is reccomened by alot of people.

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