Uses of TIFF Compression Software
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) files are commonly used because that is the file type that most scanners create, but this file format also has some disadvantages. TIFF files tend to be very large, which can be inconvenient when trying to save disk space or email the files to others. For this reason, TIFF compression software can be used to reduce the file size and make the image more manageable.
Advantages of PDF compression software over TIFF compression software
While PDF is supported by many image editing programs, there are some significant advantages of using PDF format instead of TIFF format. Therefore, it is useful to convert to PDF and use PDF compression software instead of TIFF compression software. PDF compression is best when the image file contains text, such as in the case of a scanned text document. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is easier to perform with PDF files because of their high resolution and lossless compression.
Solutions for compressing TIFF files
Instead of finding software to compress PDF files directly, you may want to consider a program that converts TIFF files to PDF and then compresses the PDF files. That way, you have all the benefits of working with a PDF file, even if your scanner only outputs TIFF. CVISION's PdfCompressor is ideal for exactly that purpose. It can convert to PDF from TIFF and many other file formats, and it can compress files by 10x-100x. PdfCompressor processes large numbers of files quickly, and is easy to use. Download the free trial version to see for yourself.