2007.06.29 13:44 "[Tiff] Microsoft Image Viewer", by Jonathan Finger

2007.06.29 15:22 "Re: [Tiff] Microsoft Image Viewer", by Toby Thain

On 29-Jun-07, at 12:06 PM, Edward Lam wrote:

> Have you tried LZW or AdobeDeflate?

These and ZIP should work very well for 1-bit images, but presumably the OP is using photographic images?


> I've never tried but just throwing out some possibilities.

> -Edward
> Jonathan Finger wrote:

That is the only way to reduce the image to a manageable size. ZIP compression could possible work even though it isn't as good as jpeg but unfortunately Microsoft won't open that format either.

When I use libtiff to create a jpeg compressed tiff it can not be viewed by Microsoft image viewer (or any other Microsoft product). The

>>> image

appears as a black image of the correct height and width. Also Microsoft image viewer throws an error that says it is an invalid image. The tiff can be opened by other image viewers just not Microsoft ones. Does anyone have any information on this problem and even possibly a work around?

Don't use jpeg compressed tiffs?


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