Reduce TIF File Size

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Just_Buy, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Just_Buy

    Just_Buy Guest

    Wondering if anyone knows of a program that will reduce the file
    size(i.e. kb) of a TIFF file. We have an application that scans in a
    black and white image for the purpose of capturing data from the image
    via OCR software. Once the data is extracted from the images the
    images are then stored on a hard drive for future retrieval if needed.

    The program would need to be able to reduce the file size in a batch
    mode, there are about 7,000-10,000 per day.

    Just_Buy, Apr 12, 2007
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    extrarice Guest

    If you're OCRing black-and-white text, change the colorspace from
    Grayscale to Bitmap before saving as a tiff. That should bring the
    filesize of a single letter-size document at 300dpi to well under a MB.
    Photoshop's batch processing should be able to handle this, if you write
    a generic action that changes the colorspace to bitmap.
    extrarice, Apr 12, 2007
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