Image convert TIF to JPEG. How to print to JPEG.


First off, I am working on windows XP.

I have found imagemagick fails to convert TIF to JPEG but the solution seems to be to use foremost:

http://www.dcheeseman.com/blog/sites/default/files/Foremost%201.5.3%20Cygwin%20Build.zip

It has to be run under cygwin but it works.

Sample command:

$ foremost -i imageinput.tif -o imageoutput

This creates an output folder where the jpeg file can be found.

Why is this useful?  Because this enables printing to JPEG effectively.  just print first to  Microsoft Document Image Writer which produces a .MDI file.

The .MDI file easily converts to .TIF

Then use this process to get the .JPG

The process above is not really a “conversion”.  More like extraction of the JPEG file within the TIF.

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