The converter will look like this:
You can leave the options in their default settings or you can customize your conversion.
A) Convert To
Select your output file format. Your options are: TIFF, PDF, Image PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF or BMP.
B) TIFF/PDF options
This is the only option specific to the TIFF and PDF output file formats. You can decide if you’d like the output document to have all pages in one file or each page in a separate file.
- All pages in one file is useful if you are trying to combine several documents of various file formats into a single TIFF or PDF doc.
- Each page in a separate file is useful if you wish to convert a document but also save each page as a separate document.
- Optimized by content reduces color palette to the least number of colors necessary. This is useful for users wishing to minimize the file size while maintaining a high-quality colored image.
- Full color will maintain the full 24-bit color of the image. This output image will be a larger file than the one produced using optimized by color
- Greyscale/ Grayscale reduces a color image to an image composed exclusively of shades of neutral gray, varying from black at the weakest intensity to white at the strongest intensity. This is ideal for black & white photos or scanned documents.
- Monochrome (Black & White) reduces a color image to a black and white image. This selection is complemented by selecting an appropriate dithering method. This might be used for text only images.
You can customize the size of the output image based on your requirements. There are five pixel size options: Low (120 dpi), Medium-Low (200 dpi), Medium (300 dpi), Medium-High (600 dpi), and High (1200 dpi).
E) Dithering Method
Dithering greatly enhances the appearance of color images that have been reduced to Monochrome (Black & White). Because the same dithering method may produce different results in different situations, it is best to experiment when trying to determine the best dithering method for a given source image.
- None is used when not converting to Monochrome (Black & White).
- Floyd-Steinberg spreads out pixel errors.
- Burkes is coarser than Floyd-Steinberg because it distributes errors among 12 nearby pixels rather than 4 nearby pixels.
- Bayer produces a crosshatch pattern.
- Halftone is used when images are printing in only a single color (ie. black) and produces the image by varying the size and spacing of colored dots.