Any problem with TIFF image Format for Linux ?

Deron Meranda deron.meranda at
Fri Nov 26 18:52:23 UTC 2004

TIFF, unlike many image formats, allows multiple images to be stored
in a single file.  Most viewers are unable to cope with this.  Also
TIFF is rather open-ended about how the data is encoded, and it could
just be that the encoding format used in your particular TIFF images
is not understood.

If you have the 'libtiff' package installed then try the following
command on one of your TIFF files to get more information:

   tiffdump  image.tiff

If you see the term "IFD", that refers to one image.  If there are
multiple images inside the TIFF file, you can split them out by using
the tiffsplit command to separate each image into its own file.

Deron Meranda

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