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Tif files do not import into Lightroom 6.7 (Windows 10 latest)


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Feb 2, 2019
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I have some tif files that are mostly scanned documents obtained from online databases. These do not import into Lightroom. I have tried opening and saving with Irfanview (compression turned off) to see if that would change the results. It did not. The error message is "The files appear to be unsupported or damaged." However, they can all be opened with Irfanview.

Tifs that I scanned myself on Epson 850 for the most part are being imported. I say for the most part because of 3800 possible tif files in the photos folders, there are 3725 tif files when you filter for tifs. Not sure what the missing ones are, but are likely just in need of a synch.

I've tried to attach tifs that it cannot import (One was a scan of an old newspaper and the other of an early 19th C doc. I can open both in irfanview, but your site says "The uploaded file was not an image as expected." One was 3mg, and the other a mere 16k.