What is the easiest way to reduce the file size of a TIFF without losing too much of the image's quality?


Question

I have a few high res TIFF files I'd like to reduce in size as they are currently around 20 MB, but need to get them down to no more than 10 MB so I can upload them to a website. Is there a way I can do this without converting them into JPEG files to avoid losing too much quality?

The dimensions of the pictures I'm looking at are around 3540 by 2720 pixels. DPI is 300.

Thanks :)

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12/24/2015 1:19:00 AM

Accepted Answer

I would resave the TIFF file with LZW compression turned on. That should get the size down considerably.


Edit:

If you are using Photoshop, you would simply "Save As", choose .TIF as your format and location.

After that you should get a dialog box (see below) with compression options.

how to save a tif file with compression

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12/24/2015 3:05:00 AM

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