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Jun 26, 2010, 09:39 PM
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Hello Kenny e,

This website may take .TIF files, you will have to see. .TIF files are not compressed and they contain a lot of information so they tend to be fairly large as graphic files go. Also, this website limits posted file size to under 5 mb so you will be very limited as to what you can post. I would suggest converting to .JPG or .PDF. Look at your .TIF file sizes and see how many are under 5 mb.

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Jun 26, 2010, 10:20 PM
Daddy's pad when mama's mad
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tiff. plans

Hi Planeman
looking for a good TIFF. to PDF. Converter on the internet tonight but a little confused with it all. can you recommend any. can zip the Tiff. file and post them here but most of the members like PDF. better.

Thx. Kenny e
Jun 26, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Hello Kenny e,

Try these:

PDF Creator - a FREE program at Be sure to understand it operates like a print driver.

TilePrint - Read what it does on the website. Free to try, $16 (US) to buy. Many people here use it.

Jun 26, 2010, 10:38 PM
Daddy's pad when mama's mad
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Thanks Planeman checking it out now
Jun 27, 2010, 01:11 AM
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All of the PDF files that I have shared with RcGroups have been created from Tiffs that have been compressed using G4 compression. Yes, an uncompressed tiff is huge and there are at least 4 types of compression for Tiffs. There is G4, Huffman, PackBit, and LZW. G4 compression can only be used on monochrome (2 bit) files - no grayscale! G4 compression yields the smallest file size. Sometimes using G4 yields about a 20:1 compression!

Also all of the PDF files that I have shared at Dave Fritzke's web site have been created with G4 compressed Tiff files.

It's not just RcGroups that does not support Tiff, I think that it's the entire Internet.

Gene Rock

Edit: I should have stated that all PDF files without text or photos are created from G4 compressed Tiff files. The text is OCR and the photos would be JPG's at 150 dpi.
Last edited by rchopper56; Jun 27, 2010 at 02:30 AM.
Jun 27, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Thanks rchopper56 for the info about .TIF files. I have seen the compression options for TIFs when I save these file in Photoshop however I have never used them as I am ultimately going to convert to .PDFs. Interesting.

And Kenny, you've been BUSY! Thanks for posting these files.

Jun 28, 2010, 07:21 AM
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There is some great plans there THANK YOU guys keep em coming.

Shane:Trying to get some work done on his ep PLAYBOY

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