How to convert a tiff image file to a jpeg file

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Tag Image File Format or TIFF for short is described as a raster graphics image exchange format that allows various imaging program to share BITMAP or BMP files created from different sources like a digital camera or scanner. This format which was developed in 1986 by Aldus Corporation (which is now a subsidiary of Adobe) also benefitted from the contributions provided by Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft Corporation to come up with an image format that can be used in medical imaging, 3D graphics, and desktop publishing. This file format can be presented in several different classes like color palette, RGB full color, or gray scale. This file format may be represented as CCITT Group 4, LZW, and even JPEG. The JPEG image format on the other hand is a standard image compression algorithm dedicated to the compression of full color or gray scale digital images with real world or natural sceneries.

Materials Needed:
- Computer
- Web browser
- Internet connection
- image editing and conversion software
Step 1
Since the JPEG image format is considered as a lossy standard, there is a possibility that the quality of the TIFF file may be reduced. To convert the TIFF file to JPEG format, open the Web browser and type the address in the corresponding field.
Step 2
Download and install the Image Converter Plus utility which is capable of not only converting but also of enhancing TIFF images which have been converted to JPEG format.
Step 3
When completely installed in the local machine, open the Windows Explorer by clicking on the 'Start' button and selecting the 'My Computer' option.
Step 4
In the My Computer windows, navigate to the location of the TIFF image file that will be converted. Right click on the image file and from the context menu, select the 'Convert to submenu' option.
Step 5
Click on the 'Custom convert line'. This will display a list of images which have already been scanned from the Windows Explorer screen.
Step 6
Simply click on the 'Add Image' button to add more image files to the list. This will also allow the user to implement a batch conversion process for multiple TIFF image format files that will be converted to the JPEG format.
Step 7
Make sure that JPG is the selected target format to avoid having to repeat the process. Expand the Save Images in JPG format category.
Step 8
Check the current settings and implement any necessary changes to the color depth, compression quality, and other JPG format parameters if needed. A slider is provided to make the adjustments easier.
Step 9
Verify if you want the option to save IPTC and EXIF data with the JPEG file. These bits of information are commonly generated with photographs taken with a digital camera.
Step 10
Define whether Lossless, Progressive, or Baseline compression quality will be used during the conversion process. The default algorithm standard is Baseline compression.
Step 11
Click on the 'Start' button to begin the conversion process. The amount of time it will take would depend on the size of the files to convert and the number of files identified for conversion.