Have a TIFF

Combine multiple TIFFs in one file for easy handling.

TIFF image files can be pretty large. For digital camera owners and others who use a lot of TIFFs, specialized tools can make a big difference. Softplicity's TiffCombine is an interesting utility that can combine several TIFF pages into one TIFF or PDF file for easy storing and handling.

Opening the program first opens a language selection dialog; we chose English. TiffCombine's efficient, well configured interface features a central display pane flanked by a left-hand tree view for browsing and navigating and a resizable right-hand preview pane that also opens in a separate window when you click the resize icon. Command buttons for rotating the image make it easy to properly orient images so they display properly in viewers that don't automatically reorient images. In addition to standard operation, TiffCombine offers a command line option, which we didn't test but want to see in a specialized utility that may be called upon to work in an extended system or network environment, such as a corporate network. We also appreciate handy fields right on the interface for entering file data like orientation, date, colors, camera manufacturer and model, and frames.

TiffCombine's fully functional download is free for 30 days. A nag screen tracks the trial's remaining time. The program works in Windows 95 to Vista. We tried it in Windows 7, but some functions balked a bit, including the preview display. It's a handy tool that can simplify a specific job. If you work with a lot of TIFFs, it's a time saver.

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