Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Deepsingh, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Deepsingh macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Which is better JPEG or. TIFF. where is the best place to get prints. will anyone online print pictures in tiff format.
  2. dazey macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2005
    TIFF if you are after image quality. Totally different animals, TIFF is a low loss format where quality is important. JPEG is highly compressed (or can be) and is designed to produce low file sizes. A TIFF image could easily be 100MB where the JPEG would be 5MB for similar resolution. Most online places expect JPEG for this reason.
  3. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
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    For web use - JPEG
    For Print use - TIFF
  4. Flares macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2012
    online prints

    The challenge with using TIFF files for online prints, is that many online print vendors will tell you the file is too large. Some of the biggest sites may work with your TIFF files though. I just searched it and this may be helpful:

    Not an endorsement for shutterfly, but the info may be helpful
  5. Deepsingh thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2011
    so where can i actually go to get .tiff format prints. cant seem to find anyone online
  6. MorphingDragon macrumors 603


    Mar 27, 2009
    The World Inbetween
    You could also use PNG-24 (Lossless Compression) for High Quality web and transparency.

    Just go to a printer? Bigger retail Stationery stores usually have them.
  7. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Most of the time you have to order .TIFF prints. .TIFF is used when someone makes something for print-out. If you're just going to get some files off of Google Images for a poster or something, then .JPG is fine. If you're looking for digital artwork done in Photoshop or Illustrator, you should contact the creator, since they can save it in a .TIFF file.
  8. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa

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