╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ ║ ║ T H E T I F F F I L E F O R M A T ║ ║ ══════════════════════════════════════════════ ║ ╚════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ ┌────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ <shft> F1 = Toggle to regular window │ └────────────────────────────────────────┘ ┌──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ │ │ If you are reading this document for the first time and │ │ are unfamiliar with the commands for scrolling the text, you │ │ should be aware that <ctrl> ▲ (hold down the <ctrl> key and │ │ push the cursor UP key) will scroll the text UP and <ctrl> ▼ │ │ will scroll the text DOWN. You can also use the PageUp and │ │ PageDown keys to scroll quickly through the document. │ │ │ └──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ 1.1 TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format. It is one of the standard formats used by major software packages to communicate graphics images. Stardard software exists to convert TIF files to other graphics formats such as GIF and EPS. By creating TIF files from MuseDate images of scores and/or parts, you can export these images to other software packages and use them in a variety applications. 1.2 Dmuse allows you to create a TIF file from a image on the screen. You may use the blue border lines to frame a portion of the image that you want to process. On some screens (mainly portables) that have only 800 x 600 Pixel resolution, you will need to scale the screen image to the smallest resolution (by pressing 4) in order to see how the blue borders relate to the image. 1.3 After you have the borders where you want them, it is important to set the resolution factor where you want it. 1 = full size is the normal setting. There are occasions when you might want 2 = half size. If your image is intended to be printed, it is almost never the case that you would want the sizes 3 = third size or 4 = quarter size because they produce images that are too small to read. These sizes are used almost exclusively for viewing music on the screen. 1.4 The TIFF format allows graphics image files to be compressed. Dmuse gives you a choice of creating an uncompressed TIF file or a compressed TIF file. The TIFF format specification includes a number of compression schemes, but Dmuse can create (and read) only one of them, namely, the CCITT Group 3 1-dimensional Modified Huffman run length encoding. When you have an image displayed, pressing F3 will create an uncompressed TIF file and pressing F4 will create a compressed TIF file. The advantage of an uncompressed file is that it can be retrieved more quickly; the advantage of compressed file is that it requires only a fraction of the space (typically one-tenth) of an uncompressed file. You should experiment with both types on your system. 1.5 Dmuse provides you with a utility to display the TIFF files you have created (under the Graphics heading in the top menu bar). This utility may be able to read other, externally created TIF files as well, but not necessarily. THE UTILITY IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A TIFF READER. In particular, the Dmuse utility can read only those TIF files formatted with big-endian numbers. The utility can decode only the CCITT Group 3 compression scheme. So you should not rely on Dmuse for reading TIF files not created by Dmuse, itself. There are a number of TIFF readers available commercially, and most of the commercially available word processors have TIFF readers attached to them. 1.6 If you want a hardcopy (printed version) of a TIF file you have created, you can get this by first displaying the file on the screen (at 100% size) and then pushing "P" for print. Dmuse will send the bitmap image directly to the printer. For full page images, this can take a few minutes, so it is not the recommended way to print Dmuse scores and parts. On the other hand, if your printer does not support PCL-3 downloadable fonts and full page formatting, this is the only method available to you for printing Dmuse scores and parts.