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Problems taking TIFF photos

I just returned from two weeks in China where I took numerous TIFF photos - only to return and try to view them - and they turned up as green - almost "color photo negative" type coloration. The images also seem to be "cut" on the right - with about 20% of the impage "wrapped" to the left side. The "low res" images look great - but at a MINIMAL megapixel size. 1) Has anyone seen similar issues? 1) Is there any way to view/use the high res images that seem to be defective? 3) Are there settings that I have screwed up which caused this situation? Advice??

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Re: problems taking TIFF photos

There is a known issue with using 2GB SD cards on the FZ20. There are scripts online to assist with getting the images corrected. Here is a link,

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

Re: problems taking TIFF photos

I have seen similar problem on one of the SD card. Tried another SD card and it works fine with TIFF. I think it is related the the SD card compatibility.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

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Good day I have a Lumix DMC- FZ20 When I put the settings on Tiff and the pic size on 2560 the camera outomatically create a jpg file as well. The Tiff file is very bic, about 14MB and looks like a...

I have this camera, and like you I have taken photos in the Hi-resolution TIFF mode. What you are experiencing is not a camera problem, but a problem with the software you are using to view the pic. Tiff is an odd format that can be configured in different ways and not all viewing software understands all the different configurations. The viewer I use is called Faststone, and can be downloaded for free from the internet- try at

Faststone displays my FZ20 TIFF files perfectly. They are very big (14Mb) though, and there is little advantage over the jpg if you use the high quality compression setting.

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