Resolution of pictures

So im trying to scan my drawings, at 200dpi and saving them in “tiff”. Which is coming down to 10mbs per picture. I need to edit them. So what software, other than photoshop can i use that is compatible with tiff and also easy to use and also won’t compromise away the size and resolution. I don’t know how to use photoshop. And i need to compile my drawings in a book form so i need them to have good quality.

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TIFF you say?

Almost all the graphic/image editors at NINITE.COM do that.

200dpi sounds too low for print. I stick to 300 for home printing and 600 for book quality.

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That answers one part

Okay so if i do 600dpi the size of one picture becomes around 95mb. Where do I edit it? Because the scan come out a bit brighter than the original painting.
Im going for an A5 size for the book.

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You edit in your choice of graphic editor. has Paint.NET, The GIMP and more. Just like Word Processors folk have choices today. I tend to use LibreOffice a lot but Microsoft Office at other times.

But graphic editing is something you dive into and learn as you go.

The editors at are free so you don't have to invest any money.

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