[Digikam-users] Re: can't view scanned tiff images

Marcel Wiesweg marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
Sun Dec 5 19:02:54 GMT 2010

> I scan images using a proprietary Vuescan (www.hamrick.com) which
> supports Linux and my Nikon LS9000 film scanner. I may have a setting
> wrong in Vuescan or Digikam that after I scan an image (they can be
> quite large - ~50MB or more) Digikam complains that it cannot open the
> tif file. I have the output set in Vuescan as a 24 bit RGB file type,
> with Auto compression. Choices on the file type are 24 Bit and higher
> RGB, or lower B & W.

The TIFF format is pretty complex and allows a variety of formats and quirks, 
which are difficult to support.
I recommend to report the bug at bugs.kde.org, providing a (small) sample 
image that cannot be opened by digikam.

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