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Old Oct 27, 2009, 09:45 AM   #1
jetworkr
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Can't open .tifs/ .tiffs

I'm still relatively new to mac. I've really had very little trouble so I never had the ambition to dig around to fix things like I had to do in Windows. There's never been anything to fix.

But I've been doing some digging today to solve an issue--I cannot open a .tif (or .tiff) file on my mac.

I've searched old threads and googled for a solution but nothing works. I used to be able to open these files BEFORE I installed Snow Leopard--and that's interesting because there have been other issues I've had after I installed Snow L that I didn't have in Leopard--playing .avi's (I figured that one out.)

Any help/ suggestions/ criticism/ abuse is appreciated...

Jim
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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You should be able to open .tiff files in Preview. Just right-click on a .tiff file in Finder and "Open with" > Preview. What happens when you try that? Is it all .tiff files, or just a particular one?

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info and advice--I tried Preview and a host of other programs through my searches and each program has it's own little way of telling me it can't open the files--Preview gave me this:

The file “2001 Subaru.tiff” could not be opened. It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn't understand. (I also changed the extension to .tif and got the same message...

However I was able to open these files before I installed Snow L.

Thanks,

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 10:18 AM   #4
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I ask again: is it just a particular file or a few? or is it all .tiff files? If it's just a few or one, it's entirely possible that the file is damaged.
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Thanks for the info and advice--I tried Preview and a host of other programs through my searches and each program has it's own little way of telling me it can't open the files--Preview gave me this:

The file “2001 Subaru.tiff” could not be opened. It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn't understand. (I also changed the extension to .tif and got the same message...

However I was able to open these files before I installed Snow L.

Thanks,

Jim
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