Making okular the default program for tiff files?

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Wed Dec 23 20:56:39 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 23 December 2009, Jos van den Oever wrote:
> 2009/12/23 Jos van den Oever <jvdoever at>:
> > 2009/12/23 Stefan Majewsky <majewsky at>:
> >> Am Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2009 09:49:16 schrieb Andras Mantia:
> >>>  TIFF is "interesting", it can be plain graphics where a graphic
> >>> editing app fits more for them, or it can be a multipage document
> >>> (produced by FAX applications), where Okular would be a better choice.
> >>
> >> I would in this case prefer an approach that files are opened in a
> >> viewer first, and the viewer offers a button to open the editor of
> >> choice. This could be extended where applicable.
> >
> > Multipage TIFF files are generated also by software that comes with
> > scientific microscopes, they are called TIFF stacks there. These files
> > are either single images or movies. The use-case where you have
> > multiple pages you want to page through does not arise there. TIFF
> > stacks are used because they store the movies losslessly.
> An example of such use can be found here:
> This zip contains a tif stack of 72 images. Okular is the only KDE
> program I know that can show all frames/pages.
> (ImageJ is a very popular program with biologists and physists for
> analyzing microscope data.)
> Cheers,
> Jos

Bah, Krita asserts on a tag -- I'll ask Cyrille to look at it. We can load 
multi-page tiff files, too :-)

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