TIFF - Tagged Image File Format - is a raster image that contains a lot of data and is generally extremely high quality. Because of this, the file size tends to be quite large, so it’s not an easy file to upload or share quickly. You’ll likely come across TIFF files in professional photography and when you scan high-quality images, but it’s not something ever used in web graphics. It’s one of the highest quality image file types available, so use it when you’re planning on printing photos at a very high quality or scaling them up to a massive size. Think billboard advertising and other huge printed photographs.
A PDF, or a Portable Document Format, is one of the most common types of digital files you will come across. It was created by Adobe and the advantage of this file is that it can be opened and viewed on nearly every application, including most web browsers. Editing a PDF is a little tricky, but there are a few programs around that will let you do that. PDF files often contain both images and text and are a good format to share documents with others as there is a high chance they will be able to view it, unlike DOC files. PDFs can also contain links and buttons and can be signed electronically, making them great for contracts.
TIFF files are large, unwieldy, high-quality image files, mainly used for commercial digital photography. Because of their enormous size, they are difficult to share with people online, particularly over slow internet connections. And not everyone has access to a program that can read TIFF files. By converting TIFF files into PDFs, you break down software barriers for other people, giving them a file that is much smaller, easier to share, and can be opened pretty much anywhere. Convert a TIFF to a PDF in file management software such as WinZip.
WinZip is more than just a TIFF to PDF converter. We built WinZip to convert multiple file formats, including the formats below.