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A Universal TIFF Viewer and TIFF Converter for your image files?

by | Apr 30, 2012

Holy automated conversion Batman – to the Bat-computer! (Or your own PC)…

Bat-computer from ‘Batman – The Animated Series’ by DC Comics (Is that a TIFF Viewer?)

Have you noticed a marked increase in super hero movies, graphic novels and media in general in the past few years? I mean the genre has been around for generations – the ‘old men’ of the comic set are Superman and Batman from the 1930’s. But it seems that there has been an explosion in recent years of movies and merchandise from this fictional literary segment.

What does this have to do with TIFF Viewers and TIFF Converters you ask? Well since TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is a popular format among graphic artists for storing images, and is frequently used in the publishing industry (and by professional photographers as well) – it occurred to me that these topics are interconnected. For instance, leading independent publisher McFarland, has recently ventured into graphic novels, and prefers that submissions from freelance authors be submitted in the TIFF format.

TIFF Converters and Viewers – Ensuring Universal File Access and More…

Using universal document viewing applications to display image files such as TIFF ensures access to these as well as almost any other file formats. File conversion, the engine behind document viewers, enables a wide variety of popular and proprietary document and image formats to be quickly and easily displayed – turning a PC into a TIFF converter and TIFF viewer. (Or a converter and viewer of almost any other document of image files such as Word, Excel, PDF, PNG, JPEG and more.)

Originally created to be a common scanned image file format for desktop scanner vendors, today TIFF is a flexible, adaptable file format for handling high-depth color images and data. The capability of TIFF to store image data in a lossless format (meaning the exact, original data may be reconstructed from the compressed data – files may be compressed to save storage space or increase online download speeds for example) makes TIFF files useful for image archiving, unlike standard JPEG files that use lossy compression.

Using TIFF viewers and converters to access and display TIFF files provides users with the ability to view, annotate, and print TIFF files through a standard Web browser, as well as to leverage tools such as annotation and redaction ­­­­built into some document viewing and conversion applications. A searchable TIFF file archive may even be created using advanced TIFF converter functionality – and wouldn’t The Caped Crusader love to have that at his fingertips?

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