TIFF to PDF+
Convert Image TIFs and Load Files to Searchable
Lexbe offers TIFF to
PDF+, a service to convert document TIFF (tagged image file format) to
searchable PDF in connection with litigation document reviews. As part of
this service single page TIFFs are combined into multi-page PDF documents using
supplied load files. Also, PDFs are made searchable using optical
character recognition (OCR). This service is designed to assist litigators, litigation support
staff and companies in connection with lawsuits and other
document review of large amounts of electronic stored
Below you can find details on TIFF to PDF+, including
why it is needed,
key benefits and features,
and how to get
more information or a price quote.
If you have any questions, feel free to call (800-401-7809 x22) or email us at
TIFF to PDF Conversion as part of e-Discovery
TIFF is a raster-based file image most commonly used in the transmission of faxed
pages. However, many litigation document management programs
(including Concordance™, Summation™,
RingTail Legal™) were developed using TIFFs as a
key part of their program architecture. These programs were
designed before the widespread adoption of the more versatile and now
TIFF files are images and usually do not store computer readable
text within the file. Instead, first generation litigation management
systems associate text from a separate text file as part of what
is known in the litigation support industry as a 'load file'.
These load files vary somewhat from program to program but
generally are ASCII delimited and reference TIFF images a page
at a time, and associate the document image of each file to its
corresponding text file. Load files also include document breaks
of single-page TIFF images and sometimes other file metadata. Concordance, Summation,
Ringtail and other first generation litigation document management systems then use this
information to allow TIFF document images to be displayed and searched.
PDF files have advantages as compared with TIFF files as PDFs can include both
the images of document pages (like the TIFF file) and
corresponding text. A
PDF file saved this way is known as a 'searchable PDF' or a
'text-under-image' PDF. Most recently developed litigation management systems (like Lexbe Online) were
developed with a 'file-based', rather than a 'image-based'
work well with PDFs and other native files (e.g., Word, Excel and other Office
documents), as well as being able to display images.
Problems arise with TIFF images if someone wants to review documents and does
not have or want to purchase a TIFF based litigation review system. Single
paged TIFFs, associated text files and load files may not be very usable
otherwise. One solution is to use the information in these
files to create searchable PDFs.
Key Benefits & Features of
TIFF to PDF+ Conversion Service
Lexbe specializes in litigation support and working in
particular with the PDF file format as part of
TIFF images made more usable and searchable by PDF.
Load file information from Summation, Concordance, iPro,
Ringtail and other popular litigation management
programs is used to combine pages into files and establish
PDFs are created using OCR as text-under-image searchable
PDFs can be viewed and searched with Acrobat Viewer and
a host of other commonly available programs.
- Fast service and turn-around designed to meet
critical litigation and discovery deadlines.
- Inexpensive volume-based pricing.
- Processing log provided for evidence authentication.
As an alternative you may wish to consider having us load your TIFF Production directly to Lexbe Online, our web-based review tool, for search, review and coding without the need to convert to PDF first. Click here for more information.
You can send us image TIFFs on CDs, DVDs, flash or portable
USB drives by overnight courier, or you can upload the files directly to
our secure FTP server for quicker service.
Additional Information and Price Quote
Additional information and a price quote is available
here, or feel free to call (800-401-7809 x22) or email us at
All services described on this and related pages are subject to Lexbe's
eDiscovery Services Agreement.