What are the pros & cons of using this compression in the Snapshot virtual printer?
Why isn't this the default compression in Laserfiche?
The question really comes down to what is more important, or necessary, in your organization:
Preserving image quality, or controlling file size.
PROS: Lossless compression, "archive" quality
CONS: Larger file size
PROS: Smaller file size
CONS: "Lossy" compression, lower quality
I did some further testing with this. I used a sample file that was 3.34MB and the TIFF JPEG compression reduced the output tiff by 56%. I did some much larger file sizes and the results were VERY different from the smaller file size:
Original File: % of original
The above stats are from some random types of docs. Some with all b&w pages, others with a mix. This was a test on file size only. So clearly, what the document contains effects the output file size.
I did one additional test on a 41MB file that contained pictures only. The result was output 102% of the original size.
So a very rough theory I have right now is that if the doc you need to compress 1) needs to be in color and 2) is all pictures or mostly pictures, TIFF JPEG could potentially be useful.
Anyone have any input on this?