TIFF file size

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TIFF file size

Post by oclassen » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:27 pm

I am looking toward using TIFF-XChange to support a client who no longer wants their reports as PDFs (with PDF XChange). How does the file size compare between the two products? I tested with Raster XChange (my system is 64 bit, but the actual installation will be on a 32 bit system) and the TIFF files size was 5 times the PDF size for the same report. ( 7 pages of text and multiple images on each page)

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Re: TIFF file size

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:18 pm

Hi oclassen,

Thanks for the post - the most likely cause of the larger files in comparisson to the Viewer, is that Raster-XChange is a far older product than the Viewer, and no development has been done on it in quite some time.

As for TIFF-XChange: I would highly recommend Raster-XChange over it as we are soon to be discontinuing TIFF-XChange. Also, Raster-XChange has a far greater chocie of output file types - TIFF-XChange is only capable of creating TIFF files, while Raster-XChange is capable of 15 different Raster formats (TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPEG, etc.). My suggestion to create smaller file sizes would be to change the compression and image settings in the driver, and to select a 'light' image format like a .png or .bmp file (though do note that while .bmp files are small, they are also usually the worst quality).

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Re: TIFF file size

Post by TrackerSupp-JohnG » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:52 am


Thank-you for reaching out.

After making the changes to your file, did you save the File or Print a new PDF from the old?

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