How to change (how to set) TIFF compression.

How I can compress a TIFF file to the smallest file size without losing quality of the picture?

The ability to store image data in a lossless format makes a TIFF file a useful image archive, because,
unlike standard JPEG files, a TIFF file using lossless compression (or none) may be edited and re-saved
without losing image quality. This is not the case when using the TIFF as a container holding compressed JPEG.

Available TIFF compression options.
– for black-and-white images: CCITT1D, G3FAX1D, G3FAX2D, G4FAX, LZW, PACKBITS, ZIP
– for color images: LZW, JPEG, PACKBITS, ZIP, ADOBEZIP

Lossless compression: CCITT1D, G3FAX1D, G3FAX2D, G4FAX, LZW, PACKBITS, ZIP.
Lossy compression: JPEG.

The best compression for black-and-white images is G4FAX.


There are 2 methods to change (set) TIFF compression.

Method 1.

Use these actions at each file saving.

File - Save as - Advanced - TIFF compression - OK - Save
file save as

File – Save as

click advanced button

Click “Advanced” button

advanced parameters tiff compression

Advanced parameters – TIFF compression

Method 2.

Use these actions only once.

Your settings will be used at each file saving. You don’t need to click “Advanced” button every time.

Settings | User settings | Saving tab | Tiff compression
Use default compression = ON
Choose necessary compression
saving tab tiff compression

Saving tab – TIFF compression


Available program with this feature:

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