Problem with olf TIF photos


T

Tom from WI

A friend of mine emailed the following problem to me. Any solutions from
y'all?

I need help! Now that I have a request for images of old family photos I
saved years ago to CD in .tif format, I need to open them. It ain't that
easy! I've tried Picture Manager, Photo Gallery, Irfanview, and some
others, but the only program that will open just a few is Picasa 3. What I
often get is a black square with orange print that says "invalid image." It
wasn't invalid when I made it! I've Googled this problem and find that many
others have the same problem. I find it odd that .tif images were OK years
ago, so why is there a problem now? Any answers?

Thanks.
Tom
 
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Chuck

If Irfan View will not open them, the picture files are either corrupt, or
the CD drive has a problem reading them for unknown reasons.
You might try renaming the copy of a problematic tiff file such that there
is no file type. IE picture1 instead of picture1.tif.
This can force Irfan Viewer and some of the other viewers to determine the
type of file from it's contents, rather than assuming that the type is as
the file name.typ
would indicate.
The fact that Picasa 3 opens "a few" is also evidence of such a problem.
Try another CD drive and or computer.

Actually, CD disks do occasionally go bad as well.
 
J

John Inzer

Tom said:
A friend of mine emailed the following problem to me. Any solutions
from y'all?

I need help! Now that I have a request for images of old family
photos I saved years ago to CD in .tif format, I need to open them. It
ain't that easy! I've tried Picture Manager, Photo Gallery,
Irfanview, and some others, but the only program that will open just
a few is Picasa 3. What I often get is a black square with orange
print that says "invalid image." It wasn't invalid when I made it! I've
Googled this problem and find that many others have the same
problem. I find it odd that .tif images were OK years ago, so why is
there a problem now? Any answers?
Thanks.
Tom
============================
For recovery of corrupted files from a
CD/DVD....the following software may
be useful:

IsoBuster
http://www.isobuster.com/

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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I've discovered several files that say "Invalid Image" but have no difficulty in photoshop. Some of these files go back to 1999. Corel does not have any difficulty either.

These are original files that have not been deleted or recovered.

Picasa 3.9.0 (Build 135.93, 0)
 

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