One of these two file formats has lots of benefits for you when scanning and archiving your photo collection. Read this to make sorry we couldn’t save your form as a pdf file you choose wisely!
Need to get a hold of me? You don’t cover TIFF versus other formats in your articles, but I see you are using that format and there seems to be general acceptance that it is the best format for archiving. What do you think of the PNG format? Peter, that is a great question. But, as you astutely noticed, I did sort of allude to my personal choice in a couple of my posts. I think your question actually deserves a slightly more complex answer than I could normally get away with. Which do you prefer for scanning photos, the TIFF or PNG format?
I would feel comfortable quickly answering you that in my humble opinion, the TIFF format is by far more superior for the purpose of scanning photos. I want to make sure I elaborate a bit more to explain why our personal goals of scanning need to be considered when making the final decision which file format to save our master image files. They really weren’t intended to be used for professional-quality photos. Currently on the internet, you will primarily see JPEG and PNG files followed by the lingering GIFS. I use PNG files here on the SYEL website a good portion of the time because they have small files sizes and I love being able to use the alpha channel. And in case you’re wondering, no, JPEG files don’t do alpha channels.