Yes, converting from JPG to TIFF would have the quality of a JPG and (I
believe) the file size of a TIFF.
On 4/26/13 4:19 PM, James Gilbert wrote:
> I'm by no means an expert in the math behind image format conversions...
> When converting to TIFF-to-JPG, TIFF is uncompressed formatting and JPG is
> compressed format.
> When back converting, wouldn't the original quality of TIFF would be lost,
> converted only to the quality of the last JPG (with degradation on each time
> this process occurs)?
> James Gilbert, BS, MLIS
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] tiff2pdf, then back to pdf?
> If you can stand an extrastep, Ed, there are tools to convert PDF to jpg
> images, and from there it shouldn't be too hard to get TIFF output. Do a
> search for "convert PDF to image" to get started. There are tools that are
> not online only, which I'm pretty sure is what you're after.
> Roy Zimmer
> Western Michigan University
> On 4/26/2013 4:08 PM, Edward M. Corrado wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have a need to batch convert many TIFF images to PDF. I'd then like
>> to be able to discard the TIFF images, but I can only do that if I can
>> create the original TIFF again from the PDF. Is this possible? If so,
>> using what tools and how?
>> tiff2pdf seems like a possible solution, but I can't find a
>> corresponding "pdf2tif" program that reverses the process.
>> Any ideas?
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