Compressing a tiff file



Bob Fliegel
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I have a 17MB tiff file that my printer can't handle (manual recommends
largest size be 8MB). Is there any way I can compress this file without
converting it to another file format? Thanks.

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
If you go into your printer preferences
and choose "Print Directly To Printer"
you may be able to print the image as
it is.

If you open the .tif file in a program like
IrfanView you can choose to use LZW
compression...but it probably won't reduce
the file size as much as you require.

PNG might be a better format to use if
you need to reduce file size by more
than 50%.

Download IrfanView 3.97
http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html
(get the plug-ins too)

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Bob Fliegel" <rfliegel@se.rr.com> wrote in message
news:7BC8AC93-0B9C-4961-BAD6-A7211777B37D@microsoft.com...
>I have a 17MB tiff file that my printer can't handle (manual recommends
> largest size be 8MB). Is there any way I can compress this file without
> converting it to another file format? Thanks.

Bob Fliegel
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks!

"John Inzer" wrote:

> If you go into your printer preferences
> and choose "Print Directly To Printer"
> you may be able to print the image as
> it is.
>
> If you open the .tif file in a program like
> IrfanView you can choose to use LZW
> compression...but it probably won't reduce
> the file size as much as you require.
>
> PNG might be a better format to use if
> you need to reduce file size by more
> than 50%.
>
> Download IrfanView 3.97
> http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html
> (get the plug-ins too)
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Bob Fliegel" <rfliegel@se.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:7BC8AC93-0B9C-4961-BAD6-A7211777B37D@microsoft.com...
> >I have a 17MB tiff file that my printer can't handle (manual recommends
> > largest size be 8MB). Is there any way I can compress this file without
> > converting it to another file format? Thanks.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
You're welcome.

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Bob Fliegel" <rfliegel@se.rr.com> wrote in message
news:D50CCC3E-8755-4297-9399-0596E33DF359@microsoft.com...
> Thanks!
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> If you go into your printer preferences
>> and choose "Print Directly To Printer"
>> you may be able to print the image as
>> it is.
>>
>> If you open the .tif file in a program like
>> IrfanView you can choose to use LZW
>> compression...but it probably won't reduce
>> the file size as much as you require.
>>
>> PNG might be a better format to use if
>> you need to reduce file size by more
>> than 50%.
>>
>> Download IrfanView 3.97
>> http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html
>> (get the plug-ins too)
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bob Fliegel" <rfliegel@se.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:7BC8AC93-0B9C-4961-BAD6-A7211777B37D@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a 17MB tiff file that my printer can't handle (manual recommends
>> > largest size be 8MB). Is there any way I can compress this file without
>> > converting it to another file format? Thanks.
>>
>>


Compressing a tiff file