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RE: TIFF files

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  • Gordon Lane
    Tiff or PNG are good for mastering an image. PNG is not used as much but support is being generated as more graphics packages accept this file format.
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 27, 2002
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      Tiff or PNG are good for "mastering" an image. PNG is not used as much
      but support is being generated as more graphics packages accept this
      file format. Advantage with PNG is that the file size is smaller by
      roughly 1/3.

      Regards

      Gordon Lane
      Treasurer
      Alberta Family Histories Society http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      Personal Web Site: http://www.rumbolt.com





      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: owner-dist-gen@...
      > [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Gord Hulbert
      > Sent: October 27, 2002 10:25 AM
      > To: dist-gen@...; E.Rodier
      > Subject: Re: TIFF files
      >
      >
      > Isn't a tif file a good format to save for high quaity work?
      > When sending the image on the Internet, THEN convert it to
      > jpg, but hang onto the tif file.
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "E.Rodier" <cerear@...>
      > To: <dist-gen@...>
      > Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 9:42 AM
      > Subject: TIFF files
      >
      >
      > > TIF (or TIFF) files can be edited but they may be too large
      > to share
      > > by e-mail, too slow to edit and require separate storage. A
      > TIF may be
      > > ten times the size of a useful JPG that was saved *after* editing.
      > > Some genealogy programs do not accept TIF images with the common
      > > default LZW compression and some do not accept TIF at all.
      > >
      > > No magic formula works for all pictures and all uses. The owner of a
      > scanner
      > > or camera will need to decide the sizes, shapes and types
      > of pictures
      > > that are "good enough" for the purpose. All my FTM charts have head
      > > pictures saved as ovals but those do not look as good if a
      > genealogy
      > > program has a box around the individual pictures. Elizabeth
      > >
      > >
      > >
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