On Sat, 30 May 2009 12:50:31 -0400, James Cobban wrote:

>  In any 
> event TIFF is able to compress each image to about 1MB using lossless 
> compression, so clearly JPEG should be 
> able to do better.

Not necessarily - the tiff images are probably monochrome, and tiff is
exceptionally good at compressing monochrome images. You may get smaller
images if you use PNG, but JPEG will almost certainly be bigger, as JPEG is
more suitable for full colour images.

-- 
< Jernej Simončič ><><><><>< http://eternallybored.org/ >

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