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I have made a TIF file with transparency. I can open it in APhoto. When I try to place it in any Affinity program (including Photo) I just get a blank. Placing in InDesign or Quark is fine. Other TIF files with transparency are okay. Is this a known problem?


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If other TIF files with transparency work, it sounds like there's something odd with your file. Can you provide it so we can look at it? If you can't share it publicly, someone from Serif can provide a private upload link for you.


-- Walt

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Definitely something weird about this file. From the same basic file adjusted in P/Shop I've also had APhoto open the cropped file but showing the uncropped area as well outside the page area. It once showed as a general abstract noisy image on one occasion. I've redone the crop and transparency in Photoshop & it's now behaving okay. If I get this problem again I'll repost.


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On 1/7/2019 at 5:17 PM, MickRose said:

I have made a TIF file with transparency. I can open it in APhoto. When I try to place it in any Affinity program (including Photo) I just get a blank. Placing in InDesign or Quark is fine. Other TIF files with transparency are okay. Is this a known problem?

Hallo Mick, I'm curious, How did you make a TIFF file with Transparency?  This can only be done with png.  I also encounter similar issues exactly as you described if I forget to delete the alpha channels from TIFF files when placing into Publisher.  It's no problem since you don not need them but thought I would mention this.


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3 hours ago, Chris26 said:

How did you make a TIFF file with Transparency?  This can only be done with png. 

The TIFF format supports transparency, though I've seen articles that say some applications may not support it properly. Photo (1.6 and 1.7, on Windows) will certainly export a TIFF with a transparent background.


-- Walt

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I imported my transparent pictures as PNG with transparency, too, but after exporting the document to PDF and re-import it everything is a TIF.

So Publisher is a pretty reliable PNG-to-TIF converter. :D


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