Converting jpg files to tif files



Lipper
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the only
format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving in
the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the files
in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open each
photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.

Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

Tim Grey - Microsoft
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
The loss of quality with repeated saves only applies if the image is changed.
If you don't change a JPEG but repeatedly click the Save button, the file
doesn't actually change, so there's no risk.

Because of this behavior, it is quite possible that simply saving the files
as you work on them might be an appropriate solution. Each time you open and
optimize a JPEG image, when you go to save it you can save it as a TIFF or
PSD at that time (there's no risk in making repeated adjustments to a JPEG
you've opened to optimize, as long as you don't save them as JPEG after
adjustments).

If you'd prefer to batch convert, there are a couple ways to approach that.
If you're using Photoshop CS2 you can use the new Image Processor, which can
be accessed from File > Scripts > Image Processor (or from within Bridge at
Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor). In the Image Processor dialog box you
can specify the source and destination folders, then check the boxes for the
desired file formats (in this case TIFF). You can even resize to fit specific
pixel dimensions, but that isn't an issue for your situation.

If you're using an older version of Photoshop, you could create an action to
do the same thing, and then use File > Automate > Batch to apply that action
to a folder full of images.

And, of course, there are a variety of software tools from other third-party
software developers that will give you this same functionality.

Hope this helps!

Tim Grey, Rich Media Group
Microsoft Corporation
prophoto@microsoft.com

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"Lipper" wrote:

> I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the only
> format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving in
> the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the files
> in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open each
> photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.
>
> Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
The following free software will
do a batch format conversion.

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

Be aware that the .tif format creates
files that are much larger that .jpg.

Example: A 2.5MB .jpg file from a
5MP camera can be over 14MB
when saved in the .tif format.

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Lipper" <Lipper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2D70B943-B9F7-46EE-9765-D683DB92D30F@microsoft.com...
>I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the only
> format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving
> in
> the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the
> files
> in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open
> each
> photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.
>
> Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

ljb
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I've used XNview for batch conversions with good results. Free from
http://www.xnview.com/

LJB

"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message
news:eFDXj$cdFHA.616@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> The following free software will
> do a batch format conversion.
>
> Download IrfanView 3.97
> http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html
> (get the plug-ins too)
>
> Be aware that the .tif format creates
> files that are much larger that .jpg.
>
> Example: A 2.5MB .jpg file from a
> 5MP camera can be over 14MB
> when saved in the .tif format.
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Lipper" <Lipper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2D70B943-B9F7-46EE-9765-D683DB92D30F@microsoft.com...
> >I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the
only
> > format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving
> > in
> > the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the
> > files
> > in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open
> > each
> > photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.
> >
> > Does anyone know a better way of doing this?
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Good suggestion, and XNview
recognizes many different formats.

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"ljb" <.> wrote in message news:eJh0DYddFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I've used XNview for batch conversions with good results. Free from
> http://www.xnview.com/
>
> LJB

David Parlin
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"Tim Grey - Microsoft" wrote:

> The loss of quality with repeated saves only applies if the image is changed.
> If you don't change a JPEG but repeatedly click the Save button, the file
> doesn't actually change, so there's no risk.
>
> Because of this behavior, it is quite possible that simply saving the files
> as you work on them might be an appropriate solution. Each time you open and
> optimize a JPEG image, when you go to save it you can save it as a TIFF or
> PSD at that time (there's no risk in making repeated adjustments to a JPEG
> you've opened to optimize, as long as you don't save them as JPEG after
> adjustments).
>
> If you'd prefer to batch convert, there are a couple ways to approach that.
> If you're using Photoshop CS2 you can use the new Image Processor, which can
> be accessed from File > Scripts > Image Processor (or from within Bridge at
> Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor). In the Image Processor dialog box you
> can specify the source and destination folders, then check the boxes for the
> desired file formats (in this case TIFF). You can even resize to fit specific
> pixel dimensions, but that isn't an issue for your situation.
>
> If you're using an older version of Photoshop, you could create an action to
> do the same thing, and then use File > Automate > Batch to apply that action
> to a folder full of images.
>
> And, of course, there are a variety of software tools from other third-party
> software developers that will give you this same functionality.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Tim Grey, Rich Media Group
> Microsoft Corporation
> prophoto@microsoft.com
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
> "Lipper" wrote:
>
> > I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the only
> > format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving in
> > the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the files
> > in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open each
> > photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.
> >
> > Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

David Parlin
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Also, Digital Image Suite also supports batch conversion of file formats in
the Digital Image Library. Just select the JPG files that you want to convert
and use the File/Batch Convert File Format... menu option.

David Parlin
Microsoft Corporation

"Tim Grey - Microsoft" wrote:

> The loss of quality with repeated saves only applies if the image is changed.
> If you don't change a JPEG but repeatedly click the Save button, the file
> doesn't actually change, so there's no risk.
>
> Because of this behavior, it is quite possible that simply saving the files
> as you work on them might be an appropriate solution. Each time you open and
> optimize a JPEG image, when you go to save it you can save it as a TIFF or
> PSD at that time (there's no risk in making repeated adjustments to a JPEG
> you've opened to optimize, as long as you don't save them as JPEG after
> adjustments).
>
> If you'd prefer to batch convert, there are a couple ways to approach that.
> If you're using Photoshop CS2 you can use the new Image Processor, which can
> be accessed from File > Scripts > Image Processor (or from within Bridge at
> Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor). In the Image Processor dialog box you
> can specify the source and destination folders, then check the boxes for the
> desired file formats (in this case TIFF). You can even resize to fit specific
> pixel dimensions, but that isn't an issue for your situation.
>
> If you're using an older version of Photoshop, you could create an action to
> do the same thing, and then use File > Automate > Batch to apply that action
> to a folder full of images.
>
> And, of course, there are a variety of software tools from other third-party
> software developers that will give you this same functionality.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Tim Grey, Rich Media Group
> Microsoft Corporation
> prophoto@microsoft.com
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
> "Lipper" wrote:
>
> > I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the only
> > format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving in
> > the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the files
> > in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open each
> > photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.
> >
> > Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

Lipper
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks all,

I have an older version of Photoshop and the File>Automate>Batch command
only allowed input from .pdf files, the camera directly, or scanners (not jpg
files). Other input options are apparently available, but require plug-ins,
which I could not find.

I did download the XNview program and a trial worked well, so I'm going to
continue on this route.

Thanks again for all the help!

"Lipper" wrote:

> I have a large group of jpg photos saved on my computer. (This is the only
> format my digital camera saves in.) I've read about saving and resaving in
> the jpg format being "lossy." To avoid this, I wanted to re-save the files
> in tif format. The only way I've found to do this, so far, is to open each
> photo individually in Photo Shop, and resave.
>
> Does anyone know a better way of doing this?


Converting jpg files to tif files