How to convert TIFF to JPG


How to convert from TIFF format to a JPG file.

Turn large TIFF files into smaller, web-friendly JPGS with Adobe Photoshop.

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JPGS make your TIFFs more shareable. 

When you’re faced with a huge TIFF file that’s great for print but not so wonderful for the web, convert it to a JPG to make it shine. Follow the How-To steps for TIFF to JPG conversion and get the benefit from a smaller — yet still high-quality image — that’s better for sharing to social media platforms, websites, and emails. 

When to convert files to JPG format.

TIFF images (tagged image file format) are raster graphics that use lossless compression, meaning people typically use them for large files that contain a lot of visual information. TIFF file size, while ideal for high-quality prints made from 300 dpi+ resolution art, can be unruly on the web. That’s when you want to convert TIFFs to JPGs (joint photographic experts group). JPG images are a lossy compression, but when you convert files from TIFF to JPG properly you still get a good quality image at a much lower file size, better for use online or as an email attachment.

Make your TIFF images into JPGs.

1. Choose File and select Save As. Or, choose File, then Export, and Save for Web (Legacy). You can use either process to save CMYK, RGB, or grayscale images.


Note: JPGs support only 8-bit images, so the bit depth will automatically be lowered on anything with a 16-bit image quality.

2. In the JPG Options dialog box, make any additional selections.

3. Click OK.

After this process, you’ll have a JPG file ready for uploading to a website or on social media platforms. You can also use JPGs across all Adobe systems.

What a difference a format can make.

We all want our photo projects to shape up perfectly. So, when you use the wrong file format you could end up with something far from it — like a low-quality image, a monstrously large download, or maybe even an email with missing graphics. Take a moment to learn more about choosing between formats like PNG, JPG, and TIFF to help you find the right file extension to convert for your next project.

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