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These are versions without the stamp "ClibPDF - www.fastio.com" and with higher page limits per PDF file, and available in two versions: 500-page and 5000-page (or 8000 for Sun). These are the maximum number of images per PDF file. You may run TIFF2PDF as many times as you wish to process zillions of TIFF files.
For TIFF2PDF for other platforms, customizations, or if you wisht
to buy from us directly using a P.O., please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a stand-alone GUI-less program, and is not an Acrobat(R) plug-in. You may copy and distribute the demo version of the program freely as long as the program is not modified in any way. Removal of the program code that overlays the text string "ClibPDF - www.fastio.com" at the bottom-left of the output image is expressly prohibited (You may remove it from the generated PDF file.).
Possible applications include high-volume document archive/database systems that require unattended batch TIFF to PDF conversion. If your application does not require OCR (optical character recognition), this program offers a very economical unmetered alternative to Acrobat Capture(R) products from Adobe(R) and others. Just scan your document in bulk into TIFF files and run TIFF2PDF. Viola! You have a PDF file with all the pages. No more complex processing steps typical in traditional workflows.
Only binary executables for selected platforms are available publicly. Binaries for other platforms will be added as we get around to producing them. This free demo version is UNSUPPORTED software (see below for the disclaimer of warranty).
Usage: tiff2pdf TIFF_file_or_directory output.pdf [width]
For some platforms, you may have to manually set execute permission on the program before you can run it.
G4 TIFF files that are still reencoded by Flate compression
Some CCITT G4 TIFF files (multi-strip G4) are still reencoded with Flate/ZIP compression. These do not benefit from the pass-through mode.
Unsupported TIFF types
Currently, TIFF files containing JPEG compressed image data, and those containing the alpha (transparency) channel are not supported. And of course, TIFF files with LZW compression are not supported because of Unisys patent.
Test: produce a 500-page PDF file from 500 TIFF files (test0001.tif ... test0500.tif) in a directory.
Test TIFF files were created as follows using 3 types of compressions: CCITT-G4, CCITT-G3, and TIFF-Pack using Ghostscript 5.50. First, page 1 of f1040.pdf from the IRS Web site was printed into a PostScript file, f1040p1.ps, using Acrobat Reader 4.0. Then, the PostScript file was rasterized into a TIFF file, test0001.tif, at 300DPI by gswin32c.exe (5.50, 1998-9-11) using the following command line:
gswin32c -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=<tiffdev> -r300 -sOutputFile=test0001.tif f1040p1.ps
where <tiffdev> was one of tiffg4, tiffg3, or tiffpack, respectively, for each compression type listed above. All TIFF files contained a 1 bit/pixel, bi-level B/W image with 2550x3300 pixels (U.S. Letter size at 300DPI). Test0001.tif was duplicated to test0002.tif ... test0500.tif in a directory. And finally, tiff2pdf (v1.08; 500-page version without the "ClibPDF - www.fastio.com" stamp) was run on the directory from MSDOS shell window. This version is not free, but otherwise identical to the free demo version.
Test Platform: Windows 98 on Dell Dimension XPS T500 (1 CPU, Pentium III, 500MHz, 256MB RAM, 9GB SCSI disk)
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Why is LZW support not available?
This is because Unisys holds a software patent to LZW compression. For PDF files, we exlusively use the ZIP/Flate compression technology and CCITT G4 Fax compression in pass-through mode. Our source code libraries (both base ClibPDF and Premium ClibPDF) do not contain any LZW code that may infringe on the Unisys patent. In other words, all source code and binary products we supply are LZW-free. Please consult the following URL, should you acually need the LZW capability and wish to license the LZW patent.