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Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) is a popular photo editing image format.

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What metadata fields are shown in the MacOS Preview Inspector TIFF tab?

If I view a jpg in the MacOS Preview app, I can use Tools>Show Inspector to bring up a More Info window. Its info tab (ⓘ) has four sub-tabs: General, Exif, IPTC, and TIFF. The General tab shows ...
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Why focus stacked tiff so large?

I took six focus bracketed shots, each about 20mb raw (cr3), then focus stacked in Photoshop (open in Lightroom, open in PS as layers, auto-align layers, blend). I deselected the individual raw files,...
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How can I infer parameters such as distance from metadata?

Is it possible and how can I infer a parameter like the distance or the illumination from the chart, by looking at the metadata of the picture ? To give some context, I am working on a chart with ...
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Is it possible to resize a large picture by file size and not resolution?

I'm going to get a passport photo taken at a studio with a high-end DSLR camera for LinkedIn. The photographer said that it would be in .TIFF and at the least (15+mb). I would like the original but ...
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Should I care about duplicates with different metadata?

I'm in photo-backup-deduplication hell. Thousands of folders organised in a different way, backups of backups of backups. There's no easy way to know what's latest/more important. I'm using dupeGuru ...
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What is the usefulness and best conversion software of TIFF file format for scanned slides

I will use an external provider to scan 1000+ old slides ("diapositives"), mostly family snapshots made a few decades ago. The provider offers by default standard definition jpg (512 x 340 ...
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Converting RAW NEF files to PNG/TIff - why is the converted PNG file 6x larger than the NEF file and TIFF 9x larger

I'm trying to convert NEF files to PNG or some other lossless format. Using Preview/Imagemagick, the 10MB NEF file is converted to 60-70MB png file or 95MB tiff file. Also tried converting to HEIC but ...
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GIMP. TIFF. Color profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and embedded color profile GIMP - built-in sRGB

Friend gave me photos. TIFF with LZW compression. Parks, people walking, relaxing. People are doing fitness. I want to crop these TIFFs, resize. Then I will export it to JPEG. Then I will post these ...
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Does a TIFF file using JPEG compression have the same 65535 x 65535 pixel limitation as a JPEG file?

TIFF allows for JPEG compression, among others. While it is not a well-explored option (most people just opt for lossless compression), I am looking to use it as a similar-size alternative to JPEG, ...
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Finding the correct color settings to convert a NEF file to TIFF using UFRaw

I'm taking photos of some (positive) slides to digitize our family collection. I use a Nikon D5000 which I use to shoot both in JPEG and NEF formats. Here is an example of the original JPEG photo shot ...
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Why do JPEG and TIFF versions of image look different?

I noticed something that probably is good but looks bad in my opinion. I pixel peeped an image to compare the Jpeg vs Tiff. Both are exported with Lightroom from a raw file. I only changed the file ...
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What are the benefits of LZW compression for TIFFs?

I have few photos - JPEGs from smartphone, RGB, 8 bit per channel. Nature, landscapes. I want to edit them. Before editing I will convert JPEGs to TIFFs. I will use TIFF, RGB, 8 bit per channel. ...
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Lossless compressing TIF file

I have TIF files that I would like to compress without losing any data, do you know the best tool for that? The data is very important. The data file looks like this: I have thousands of them. (It's ...
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Exif & TIFF dates - why would they be months different?

A property management company is using my photos for the second time without permission. They said it was an honest mistake the second time. So I asked for proof and samples of the images they ...
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What is this weird JPEG TIFF hybrid image and how can I save it from PS as a normal JPEG?

I have this JPEG image saved out of PS using "Save As" and selecting "JPEG". It's abnormally large for it's WxH resolution Mac Preview's info shows it as an uncompressed TIFF Trying to save it out of ...
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Why do most Lightroom presets seem to look better if I do some basic color and light correction and then apply the preset on the exported TIFF?

I've noticed that most (if not all) presets seem to look better if I first correct the exposure on the CR2 file (I work with Canon). If I first adjust shadows, whites contrast and etc, and them when ...
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How to compress RAW RGB 10-bit data?

This might seem like a general question, however I could not find an answer for. Specifically, I am using a CMOS image sensor that has the following general capabilities: Array Size: 1280 x 1024 (...
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Best image format by Epson Scanner Software to use for Lightroom

Epson scanner app (for V600) scanner let us scan the image with 6 type of output. See the below table: What's the best format I should use to get maximum editing ability in Lightroom?
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Are there reasons to NOT use Adobe RGB in JPEG/TIFF files and CIELAB in TIFF files?

Back in the day of 256 color displays. We had web safe colors but today nobody uses 256 color systems. These days people are using either sRGB or Adobe RGB monitors and browsing the net with it. In ...
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How do you identify file type/compression in a TIFF file?

From what I understand TIFF is like the .mkv container for photography - it supports a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats. But how would you go about checking if the data within the TIFF ...
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Using Darktable, how to batch convert from RAW to another supported format

I've notice on other answers there are ways to use the History Stack in Darktable to batch convert a bunch of RAW images. However, since I really only want to use Darktable to export a lot of RAW ...
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How to render only cut out area of DNG-file using dcraw?

I used Camera Raw 8 to cut out an area of a DNG-file and saved the cropped image as a DNG-file again. I want to convert the cropped DNG-file into different TIF-files with different color profiles and ...
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How do I find out whether TIF images have gamma correction or not?

I have several DNG image files, recorded with an LGE Nexus 5X using Open Camera for Android as camera app. For further image processing i converted the DNG files to TIF files using Camera Raw 8 and ...
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What metadata does RAW support that TIFF doesn't?

RAW and JPEG both support recording of a lot about the shooting,ranging from the İSO to what lens was used at what coordinates. When I convert CR2 RAW to 16 bit lossless TIFF, what will I lose? (I ...
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Can I recover my saved-over TIF file?

While retouching I saved my file as a tif and then flatten it and saved as a jpeg. I accidentally saved the tif again while it was flattened with no layers. Is there a way to recover my tif file with ...
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Is there a way to get smaller TIFF files?

I'm working with canon CR2 RAW files. My images usually have 30MB when I import into Lightroom, but when I bring into Photoshop for an adjustment and get back to Lightroom the TIFF file generated is ...
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When converting from Fujifilm .raf to .tiff, why is there an option for dpi?

I am new to digital photography, but I've been shooting with a Fujifilm x100s camera that saves to .raf format. When I use Fujifilm's .raf to .tiff converter, it asks me what dpi I want the image in. ...
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Printing digital photos: why do (most it seems) print shops only handle PDF not raster formats like PNG?

I am in Sydney, Australia. My otherwise very helpful local print shop only handles PDF (with limitations as described in this forum posting). I have so far not found any print shops in Sydney that ...
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regarding image transfer [closed]

I have this client that is having a very frustrating time. I took some pictures for their clothing line. I formatted them for social media posting and copied them to a USB. I gave her the USB and for ...
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RAW to TIFF or PSD 16bit loses color depth

I was under the impression 16 bits would keep the same depth. But for my great shock I have noticed that there is a considerable lost of depth. Testing with a Canon Mark II raw and using both ...
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Small thumbnail on top-left corner of photo print (output from TIFF file)

I am using Capture One Pro 10.2 on a 13-inch 2015 MacBook Pro. Recently I output some black and white photos as TIFF files and sent them to my usual lab for printing. (This was, however, my first time ...
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Adding Exif data to a tif increases the file size

I have some jpg images exported from RAW files using UFRaw and they are very large in size(>15MB). So, in order to save space, I opened them in GIMP and re-exported as tif images with JPEG compression ...
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How low can I go on DPI with TIFF photos in a newsletter and still look good in an email?

I have been ask to make a newsletter e-mailable. I tried to reduce the photos to reduce the files size, but it was still too big. I have tiff photos. In the printable version the photos are at 400 dpi....
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Can't open TIFF in camera raw/Nik Color EFX

I'm editing a picture of the beach I shot and it has a few adjustment layers. I wanted to save it and then open it in Color EFX to make other adjustments (detail enhancer etc.) and in Camera RAW to ...
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Reducing a Multi Image Scan to separate tiff's lossless - photoshop

I looked everywhere, I cant figure this out. In this step of the process, I'm working with restoring and archiving old-film prints (with negs lost/scratched), and final process some neg/slides, all ...
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Does an image have an explicit gamma level?

Does an image in a, say, TIFF file have an explicit gamma or is it a latent characteristic of the image data ? or to put it another way: can I tell what gamma correction has been applied to an image ...
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How and why does VueScan's TIFF and DNG output differ?

The vuescan application supports saving scans DNG and TIFF format which can be processed and/or what it calls raw. I would like to understand the differences between the formats to help decide the ...
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Pixels and Subpixels usage in TIFF and RAW

The first answer to this question says that when saving images in TIFF, each pixel holds three colors' data and because of that, the file is larger... and RAW only hold monochrome data in each ...
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What application can rotate a TIFF without re-encoding it?

This is a followup to a question at Apple.stackexchange.com, Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size? One thing I don't like about Preview.app is that even something as simple as ...
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How do I compress my TIFF files to JPEGs of a given size?

An online lab wants my large (over 100 MB) TIFF files as 50 MB JPEGs with a maximum of 80 megapixels for making aluminum 16x24 inch prints. What about final resolution? How do I convert from one to ...
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Problem with DPP from RAW to TIFF (16 bits)

I'm currently using DPP to transform RAW files to TIFF (16 bits) files, and I have encountered some issues with some MATLAB routines I use to analyze the files. Tracing the problem, I noticed that the ...
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Lightroom TIFF XMP sidecar missing?

Before asking my question I'll quickly describe my workflow when shooting stock photos: Import CR2 in LR Basic edits (exposure, sharpness), LR writes changes in sidecar XMP Send JPGs to client who ...
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Why does file size increase so much when converting from RAW to TIFF?

I have been converting .CR2 files (Canon's RAW format) to TIFF files to make a timelapse video in Photoshop. Upon doing so I was astonished to realise that the file size rocketed from 23.9MB in the ...
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Should I save scanned images of 35mm slides from a Nikon scanner in JPEG or Tiff?

I am scanning 35mm color slides, some 50 years old, with a Nikon scanner. Should I save the scanned image in jpeg or tiff format for saving on archival CDs?
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Will transfering a TIFF to a photolab via ROES software cause it to lose quality?

I edited a RAW image file to my satisfaction, and want to send it to a print shop to print on a large canvas w/frame. They use ROES software to transfer the image to them. I have had bad results doing ...
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Enable TIFF compression in Canon Digital Photo Professional 4

I can't find a way to enable TIFF compression in the files produced by batch export in Canon Digital Photo Professional (currently version 4.2). This means that the generated TIFF files are far larger ...
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Canon printer not printting .tiff files at the correct size

I am trying to print a .tiff file. The original .tiff file is 3.5cm but when I print it out with my Canon MG6300 printer it comes out as 2.5cm. I am printing to A4. I hope this is in the right place ...
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Is there a technical reason to go from RAW to an 8 bit TIFF?

I was watching a video about frequency separation techniques for skin retouching in Photoshop. The subject is irrelevant, but I mention it because this comes from a decent source and a high-end ...
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Does converting RAW files to TIFF lose image quality?

Before I found out about Camera Raw, I used to convert my photos from RAW to TIFF, using the XNVIEW convertor, downloaded from the Internet. My question is whether I lost image quality or anything ...
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Recommended settings in Lightroom 5 when exporting to NIK / other plugs as TIFF?

When exporting to NIK or any other plug, Lightroom asks for some information. AFAIK, and the more I study the less I know, the exported file should be a TIFF (no good options there), ProPhoto RGB (I'...
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