Blank TIFF Files in Preview, Etc.

m5comp

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Jun 19, 2018
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I have some old TIFF files that appear blank when I open them in Preview, GIMP, Safari, etc. The only programs that display them properly are GraphicConverter and Photoshop Elements (Windows). I have looked on the web for an answer, but I have not found anything that would explain this.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I have some old TIFF files that appear blank when I open them in Preview, GIMP, Safari, etc. The only programs that display them properly are GraphicConverter and Photoshop Elements (Windows). I have looked on the web for an answer, but I have not found anything that would explain this.
Do they have layers or any extra "stuff" in them? Perhaps CMYK vs. RGB?
 

m5comp

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Jun 19, 2018
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NW Alabama, USA
Another stab: are they saved with any sort of compression?
No. (According to GraphicConverter, compression is 1:1.)
[doublepost=1539373826][/doublepost]I just found something; GC's ExifTool reports "Extra Samples: Unassociated Alpha" for the affected TIFF files. Could this be the cause?
 
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