6 Ways to Batch Convert TIFF to JPG on Mac and Windows

2019-09-26 16:58:58 / Posted by lily jones to OCR PDF Follow @ lily jones

Both TIFF and JPG formats are widely applied in digital photography, but sometimes you may need to convert multiple TIFF to JPG. Since the sizes of TIFF files are obviously larger than JPG, making them undisplayable on most browsers and tough to upload or email. In this post, we will discuss how to batch convert TIFF to JPG on Mac and Windows.

Batch Convert TIFF to JPG on Mac (3 methods)

#1. Preview

Free but offers limited functions, just for basic users

Preview, a simple and greatly under-appreciated app bundled with all versions of macOS and Mac OS X, supports to open 32 file types and perform bulk conversions. You can mass convert TIFF to JPG (JPEG), HEIF, JPEG-2000, OpenEXR, PDF and PNG. The exported selected items should be in the same types, or it won’t let you complete the conversion task.

  1. Hold down the Shift key to choose groups of TIFF files and double-click them to open the files in Preview (or you can right-click the files > choose “Open”).
  2. Hold Shift key again and click all the thumbnails inside the Preview sidebar.
  3. Navigate to “File” > “Export Selected Images…” from the top menu bar.batch convert tiff to jpg preview
  4. From the pop-up dialog box, choose an output path and then click “Options”.
  5. Select the format- JPEG and drag the “Quality” slider to define the file size.
  6. Click “Choose” to bulk convert TIFF to JPG in Preview.

To get started, you should ensure that the Preview app allows opening multiple TIFF files within the identical window, hence go to Preview > “Preferences…” > “Images” tab > check the option “Open groups of files in the same window”.

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#2. Automator

Free but difficult to operate

Automator, a little known tool, is similar to AppleScript that enables you to create workflows and run them in the Automator app as services. Thanks to the software, you can create a custom app to do the TIFF to JPG conversion without writing any code.

  1. Open Automator on Mac.
  2. In the “Choose a type for your document” section of the window that appears, click “Services” > “Choose”.batch convert tiff to jpg automator 01
  3. From the right panel, select “image files” in the drop-down menu next to “Services receives selected”.
  4. Turn to the left panel, and choose “Photos” under Library > then choose “Change Types of Images” in the second column > drag it into the workflow on the right.
  5. Click on “Don’t Add” in the pop-out dialog.
  6. Choose “JPEG” as the file type.batch convert tiff to jpg automator 02
  7. Click “File” on the menu bar > “Export…” > put a name to the service (for example, I will name it as “TIFF to JPG”) > choose a location and save it.
  8. Install the service you created.batch convert tiff to jpg automator 03
  9. Locates to the TIFF files that you wish to convert > hold the Shift key to batch select them > right-click the files > choose “Services” > then choose the “TIFF to JPG”.batch convert tiff to jpg automator 04

You can always use the Automator service to convert multiple TIFF to JPG on Mac without having to repeat the steps above.

#3. Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR (Editor’s Choice)

Good at converting large TIFF to JPG in bulk, both for average and advanced users

Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR is packed with a minimalistic approach particularly towards the regards on the simplicity of its interface. It’s designed predominantly for converting images (TIFF, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF) and PDF (native, scanned, locked) to 16 formats. It stands out for the intelligent & batch conversion, fast speed, and highly accurate OCR results.

Note: You can do image conversions between various formats at the same time. That means besides converting TIFF to JPG Mac, you can also convert TIFF to BMP, JPG to PNG, PDF to JPG, etc. simultaneously, which the free TIFF to JPG converters won’t allow you to do so.

Where it excels from:

  • Convert images/scanned files into searchable and editable formats
  • Supports to batch convert & OCR the imported files
  • Supports 16 output formats, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Keynote, Numbers, EPUB, Images and so on
  • Retains original layout formatting, text, graphics, etc.
  • Manually tweak the OCR applied zone
  • Supports 28 OCR languages for scanned PDFs (including language combination)

How to Batch Convert TIFF to JPG on Mac with the Professional Software:

Step 1. Install the software

Download, install and run Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR on your Mac.

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Step 2. Load TIFF files

Click on the “+” button to import multiple TIFF files or drag the images into the app.

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Step 3. Choose the output format

Once all the TIFF files you would like to convert are fully added, click the format dropdown list > “to image’ > “JPEG”.

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Step 4. Start the conversion

Click the blue “Convert” button in the bottom right corner to mass convert TIFF to JPG on Mac.

Test about Terminal command line

Based on the tutorial: https://robservatory.com/use-sips-to-quickly-easily-and-freely-convert-image-files/, you can give a try on the steps:

  1. Run Terminal
  2. Type cd > hit the Space bar.
  3. Drag the folder that contains TIFF files into the Terminal
  4. Type for i in *.tiff; do sips -s format jpg -s formatOptions 70 "${i}" --out "${i%tiff}jpg"; done > hit the Return key.

But I failed to bulk convert TIFF to JPG on my iMac OS 10.13 with the step-by-step guide. It just told me “syntax error near unexpected token `do'.

Batch Convert TIFF to JPG on Windows

Compatible with Windows 7, XP, Vista, 8, 8.1 and 10

Pixillion Image Converter, developed by NCH Software, is an all-in-one program that helps you convert, resize, edit and combine images. It supports over 20 output formats, such as BMP, JPEG, PNG, PDF, WEBP, PSD, RAS, SVG, GIF and more. Plus, it boasts strong bulk processing features, ensuring you to convert a stack of pictures into other formats, including batch converting TIFF to JPG.

  1. Drag the TIFF files into the software; alternatively, click on "Add File(s) button or type Alt + A key to import files from the computer.
  2. Choose the output folder for saving files.
  3. Choose JPEG as target format.
  4. Adjust the files' quality and effects.
  5. Select to output to the same folder or copy folder structure.
  6. Begin to convert multiple TIFF to JPG on Windows.
  7. Click "Open Output Folder" to check your files.

Batch Convert TIFF to JPG Using Photoshop

It’s easy to export a single image to PSD, BMP, JPEG, PCX, Targa, TIFF, etc. formats through Photoshop app, just head over to “File” > “Save as…”. When it comes to bulk converting TIFF to JPG, steps will be different.

  1. Open the Photoshop app.
  2. Go to the “File” menu > choose “Scripts” > “Image Processor”, and the Image Processor window will display.convert multiple tiff to jpg photoshop 01
  3. Click “Select Folder…” to import the folder that contains your TIFFs.
  4. Choose the destination > “File Type”- “Save as JPEG” > customize the quality.convert multiple tiff to jpg photoshop 02
  5. Click “Run”.

Bulk Image Converter Online

#1. Cloudconvert.com

Cloudconvert.com is one of the oldest and most pinup file converters that empowers you to batch convert TIFF to JPG online free as well as convert TIFF to PDF or other 11 image formats (totally 200 formats for audio, video, eBook, document, archive, etc. conversion). But the free version only allows you to upload up to1GB file size and perform 5 concurrent conversions.

  1. Upload the TIFF files. Select from computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, OnenDrive, or Box, or add from URL.
  2. Customize the conversion options by resizing, rotating, compression, merging layers, etc.
  3. Click “Convert all to” > “image” > “jpg”.
  4. Start to mass convert TIFF to JPG online.mass convert tiff to jpg online- cloudconvert

#2. Tiff2jpg.com

Tiff2jpg.com is arguably the easiest TIFF to JPG converter on the web. As a trusted tool, it lets you bulk upload up to 20 TIFF files and the total file size can exceed 50 MB.

  1. Click “UPLOAD FILES” to add multiple TIFFs or just drag images into the specified area. All the TIFFs will be converted to JPG directly.
  2. Click on the “DOWNLOAD ALL” button to save the converted JPG files in an archive.mass convert tiff to jpg online- tiff2jpg

Conclusion

All of the above methods will assist you to batch convert TIFF to JPG format with a minimum of fuss. The built-in or the free online tools save your money and computer storage space, but there are indeed some shortcoming, like limited file size, quantities, features, etc. If you don’t have to convert multiple TIFF to JPG very often, then they are enough. Otherwise, I recommend to the specialized solution e.g. Enolsoft PDF Converter with OCR, which perfectly handling scanned PDF and images conversions and greatly improving your work efficiency.

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