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katy
Jul 10, 2007, 05:52 AM
Hi


I have been sending files to print in Tif format but would it be the same result if the files were saved as a pdf? Is there any loss in quality etc?




Thanks
Katy



LeviG
Jul 10, 2007, 06:08 AM
yes, how much of a difference it all depends on the configuration of the pdf, ie image compression etc. Usually a high res low compression pdf is comparable in my experiences.

Jim Campbell
Jul 10, 2007, 09:47 AM
I have been sending files to print in Tif format but would it be the same result if the files were saved as a pdf? Is there any loss in quality etc?

In theory, a resolution TIFF should give you as good a printed output as any other format, and obviously better than any lossy format, like JPEG.

In practice, if there is any significant amount of text, then I would always go with a PDF, since text from a TIFF always seems to look slightly fuzzy.

Short version: photographic images won't go far wrong with any lossless graphic format. TIFF has always been my preference. Text or more graphical images will probably benefit from a vector format. PDF lets you combine the two.

Cheers

Jim

katy
Jul 10, 2007, 11:44 AM
Okay, thanks.

sorryiwasdreami
Jul 10, 2007, 11:46 AM
A press quality (no compression) pdf is the way to go.