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Converting GTL to TIF

The GTL extension is part of the Gerber group of formats, used as a standard in the fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCB). Gerber files contain 2D vector images that describe different data connected to PCB production, such as copper layers, solder masks, drilling or milling info. GTL files are created using Protel, a popular software for PCB layout design, and they describe the top copper layer.

TIF (Tagged Image File) is a popular type of raster graphic file, suitable both for handling with various types of image editing software and with scanning or printing equipment. Since the 1980s when it was created, the TIF format has received a series of improvements, so at the moment there are several types of the TIFs available. Some of the main advantages of using TIF files include flexibility and high image quality.

So, how to change GTL into TIF?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert GTLs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load GTL Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .gtl files you intend to convert into .tif because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select GTLs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .tif files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select TIF as Output Format

Then pick the TIF as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert GTL to TIF via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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