Compressing .TIFF image

RM
Posted By
Ryan_Matthews
Sep 18, 2006
Views
338
Replies
5
Status
Closed
I created some software for my company that opens a pre-existing tiff image, modifies it, and then saves it as a 2nd copy.

My problem is my original tiff image was 22.8 KB while my copied version is 317 KB. So after doing some investigating of the original image in photoshop, I realized the original tiff image has an image mode of Bitmap while my 2nd copy is set as RGB mode.

Does anyone have any idea how I can go about compressing my new tiff image so that its file size dips back down to around 22 KB again? I tried several techniques but was only able to get it down to about 80 KB so far.

Thanks in advance.
-Ryan

MacBook Pro 16” Mockups 🔥

– in 4 materials (clay versions included)

– 12 scenes

– 48 MacBook Pro 16″ mockups

– 6000 x 4500 px

BL
Bob Levine
Sep 18, 2006
Stop changing the color mode.

Bob
RM
Ryan_Matthews
Sep 18, 2006
Hi Bob.

Thanks for the suggestion but as I said, my 2nd image is created programatically, not manually, so at the present moment, unfortunately, I have no control over whether or not the color mode changes.

I’m hoping someone can provide a photoshop solution to this problem. If I can find a photoshop solution as to how I can compress my TIFF image, I can most likely duplicate this through my programming code.

Basically, my company receives scanned order forms. These forms are sent as TIFF files. These images all have large black borders around the scanned form and some images contain a form that was slanted when scanned. My software automatically reads all incomming TIFF images, removes the black border in the image around the form, and straightens any slanted forms.

My only problem is, as I said, I can’t re-compress my TIFF file after I’ve modified it. So I was just looking for some suggestions.

Thanks again.

-Ryan
Y
YrbkMgr
Sep 18, 2006
Sounds like tiff images that are faxed. Those are black and white images, no grayscale generally. So in your case, from within photoshop, convert to Grayscale, then convert to Bitmap using Image|Mode.
BL
Bob Levine
Sep 18, 2006
You need to fix the program that’s doing this. B/W bitmaps are always going to be the smallest possible file type.

Bob
J
JohnSpirko
Sep 18, 2006

Must-have mockup pack for every graphic designer 🔥🔥🔥

Easy-to-use drag-n-drop Photoshop scene creator with more than 2800 items.

Related Discussion Topics

Nice and short text about related topics in discussion sections