You may very well be correct, but some programs claim to keep the original
image data unaltered [1], so I was hoping that was the case (basically it
would put some sort of wrapper around the tiff. Tiff2pdf on my Ubuntu box
seems to keep the file sizes very close when I use it so, I'm thinking it
still might be possible. But then again, it might not be and it might
depend o the features of the tiff file (and what pdf version) that is being

If I can't do it, I'll figure something else out, but it would make my life
easier to have to deal with only one file for each representation. But,
I'll live regardless :-)


[1] is one example of a program
that says this, but it also does point out not all features of tiff are
supported in pdf. It is also old, and they don't offer a program that I can
find that does the reversal.

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Pottinger, Hardy J. <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi, you'll notice from the language you use to describe your use case,
> that you use the word "convert" to describe what you're doing to the
> original TIFF images. Once you're done producing a derivative from those
> TIFFs, the only way back to the "original" TIFFs is to go back to the
> actual originals. The TIFF images are not stored in the PDF. Only way to
> go back to the originals is to preserve them.
> --
> HARDY POTTINGER <[log in to unmask]>
> University of Missouri Library Systems
> "Do you love it? Do you hate it? There it is, the way you made it."
> --Frank Zappa
> On 4/26/13 3:08 PM, "Edward M. Corrado" <[log in to unmask]> 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?
> >
> >Edward