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Batch printing TIF files

Jan 30, 2013 6:33 PM

I have been about 9 TIF files which include 502 pages among those files. I am trying to print these as a batch rather than page by page. Can Photoshop Elements 8 do that?  I'm using Windows 7 as the O/S.  Any help in figuring out how to make this happen will be greatly appreciated.

 
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:28 PM   in reply to marcihess

    marcihess wrote:

     

    I have been about 9 TIF files which include 502 pages among those files

    Do you really mean .tiff files ? Or rather multipages .PDF ?

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:52 AM   in reply to marcihess

    Tif files having pages in them?

    Is that some project file? Can you please share a screenshot of the file(s)?

     

    Thanks

    Andaleeb

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 6:12 AM   in reply to marcihess

    In the Print dialog, you must be having Add Media dialog? Can you use that to select all files for print?

     

    Did you import them to Organizer?

     

    Thanks

    Andaleeb

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 10:00 AM   in reply to marcihess

    Photoshop elements in both the editor and editor doesn't really support multiple page tif files (they only show the first page).

     

    Just to be sure when you open the tif file, there are no layers, just the one layer in the layers panel?

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 10:16 AM   in reply to marcihess

    Two applications for windows that come to mind for widows that can deal with multi-page tif files (free programs)

    are gimp and IrfanView.

     

    http://www.irfanview.com/

     

    http://www.gimp.org/

     

    dialog from gimp with opening multi-page tiff file

     

     

    Untitled-1.png

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 12:22 PM   in reply to marcihess

    The layers panel

    (Window>Layers)

     

     

    Untitled-9.png

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 12:32 PM   in reply to marcihess

     

    If it’s a layered tiff you can print the pages separately e.g. print page 1 then click on the eye to turn-off. Then print page 2 and repeat.

     
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    Jan 31, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to marcihess

    Yes I think it's one page at a time in PSE. Clicking off the next eye down after each page.

     
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    Feb 1, 2013 4:44 AM   in reply to 99jon

    I just downloaded a test multipage tiff.

    I found that I could do anything from viewing, printing and converting to pdf with Faststone Image Viewer (free and very powerful).

    http://www.faststone.org/

     
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:21 AM   in reply to MichelBParis

     

    Thanks Michel for the link. I can’t really understand why anyone would create such a tiff unless it’s to preserve lossless quality for archiving.

     
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:32 AM   in reply to 99jon

    99jon wrote:

     

     

    Thanks Michel for the link. I can’t really understand why anyone would create such a tiff unless it’s to preserve lossless quality for archiving.

     

    It looks like it's an old feature of the tiff format which was first used for scanning purposes according to Wikepedia. The samples I have found on the web are from old archives (Government, universities...) I guess the pdf format has superseded the tiff format for multipage documents. Being able to convert to pdf seems a big advantage of softwares like Faststone (I am sure there are also other excellent viewers). For quality of archiving, no advantage of tiff over pdf.

     
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