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How to convert the EPS image file to a TIFF format

by Casey Schmidt  |  March 30, 2020

3 min. read

The EPS is a unique image file with specific features and distinct abilities. Though this is often helpful, there may come a time when a different image format is needed. One such format might be the TIFF, another niche image extension. The following is a guide to show how to convert the EPS to TIFF. First, we’ll cover the basics of the EPS and TIFF to make sure you have a firm understanding of how they work.

What is an EPS image file?

The EPS image file is a powerful format for users who need extensive work with logos and print. EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. It is a common format for images that are purchased digitally. A lot of companies buy and download digital images for their websites in the EPS format. This is typically because of its important resizing and editing abilities.

What is a TIFF image file?

The TIFF image file is a unique format with dynamic, modern security features and benefits. TIFF is an acronym for Tagged Image File Format. It’s a raster image, meaning the entirety of its graphics are built using a group of different, individual pixels. The TIFF is an accessible file, capable of being opened by standard systems within the Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Both the TIFF and EPS file types have unique features.

Now that you have a firm grasp of both of these file formats, here’s a guide to help you convert them efficiently.

How to convert the EPS to TIFF

There are fortunately a couple different ways to convert from an EPS to a TIFF. Both are quite different and serve users with widely varying needs, so I’ll break down each one for you. The first conversion method is an automated, browser-based conversion. This is ideal for anyone who has limited hard drive space, as it doesn’t require a large quantity of stored files. It’s also best to use a browser-based service if you have a fast internet connection, since it requires uploading and downloading. For this type of conversion, I recommend using Convertio. It is a fast conversion service with a simple interface.

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There are a lot of different conversion benefits to consider.

The next type of conversion method is by using a batch converter, which is system-based. This type of tool installs directly to your machine and converts numerous files all at once. If you have limited access to the internet or a slow connection, this method is ideal for you since it doesn’t require access after installation. It’s also best suited for users who have a lot of hard drive space and need a bunch of files converted all at once. For a batch conversion, I recommend the tool reaConverter. It is easy-to-use and not too large in size.

Why is this conversion helpful?

If EPS and TIFF are both very niche, unique image file types, why would anyone want to convert one into the other – in this case EPS to TIFF? The answer lies in the specificity of each of their features and benefits. TIFF might excel in an area that the EPS struggles in. When this is the case, a conversion is important. Here are some specific reasons to make this conversion.

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Different conversions serve unique purposes.

One reason to convert the EPS to the TIFF is when the specific situation warrants it. Though this doesn’t have anything to do about the benefits or disadvantages of the file type, it does happen from time-to-time. An example would be if you were sending an EPS to a fellow team member for a project and they didn’t have the capability to open an EPS. You could convert it to a TIFF if that were their preferred format. Another reason to convert would be the resizing potential of the TIFF. This is what the TIFF is known for. When you need to drastically change the size of your image, the TIFF works quite well.

The EPS is rather unique and helpful in a lot of different areas, though this doesn’t please everyone. If you’re one of the few who needs something else, make sure you understand how to make a quick conversion.