How to Convert TIFF to JPEG

Level of difficulty: Easy

For most graphics file, it is easier to use JPEG for numerous reasons. One of the main reasons is that JPEG files are usually smaller in file size, making it easier to upload or download especially over the Internet or for use in Web pages or for email messages. JPEG files also store in full-color information, in 24 bits/pixel, or 16 million colors. With these reasons, it is then advantageous to be able to learn how to convert files into JPEG format, most especially TIFF files, since this kind of file usually has a large file size.

Materials Needed:
- Computer
- the TIFF file to be changed
- programs like Adobe Photoshop for Mac and Windows users
- or other graphics programs like “Preview” and “iPhoto”
Step 1
Locate the TIFF file you would want to convert into JEPG in your computer. Open the file by double-clicking on it.
Step 2
Locate 'File' upon opening in the program’s menu. Scroll down until you see the 'Save As' option.
Step 3
After selecting 'Save As,' a window will appear where you will need to encode a new file name. If you select the old file name, saving it under that will overwrite the old file; thus, erasing it. It is best to then rename the file. Encode the new name inside the 'File name' box.
Step 4
In the same dialog box, you will see the option 'Save as type.' Scroll down to choose the JPEG format. After selecting that, choose the 'OK' button to save the file as JPEG.
Step 5
In some programs such as Adobe Photoshop, there is an option to pick whether the file will be saved in a larger or smaller JPEG format. A window will appear with the option of file size, so choose what you think is appropriate. A larger file size will be better for graphics, but a smaller file size is best for file storage and uploading to websites.
Step 6
Look for the file in your folders or 'My Documents' and right-click on it to get its information. Check if it is in the JPEG format.
Step 7
For Mac users, most of the steps discussed here will hold true. After locating the file in the computer, open it using either 'Preview' or 'iPhoto.'
Step 8
After opening the file using these programs, look for 'File' then scroll down to locate the 'Save As' option. Again, encode a new file name into the 'File Name' box or retain the old name if you would prefer to do so.
Step 9
In the same dialog box, look for 'Save as type.' Select the JPEG format by scrolling down. Afterwards, click 'OK' to save the file as JPEG. The option to choose the size of the JPEG file may appear. If this happens, choose the size you prefer in accordance to where the JPEG file will be used.


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