Hello, I have been working on displaying a tif image from a jsp page. I am running into issues where some people are able to see the image and others are not. I have a feeling that this is related to what "tif" is associated with on their local machine. I have tried embeding the image in a page, providing a link directly to the image, coping the image locally. I am fresh out of ideas to try. I saw something about converting tif images to other image formats not too long ago, but I am not sure if that is the best way to go. I would greatly appreciate any ideas you have to offer. Thanks -- Beth
I may be wrong, but I don't think TIF files are natively supported by many browsers out-of-the-box. Perhaps what you are seeing is the difference between browsers that have had plug-ins down-loaded or not. Just a thought, bear
I had to do something very similar recently, I cheated and converted the TIF to a PDF. Almost EVERYBODY can handle that! My experience with PDF's BTW, is that static PDF's server up fine, but dynamic ones give Netscape 4 indigestion unless you provide the content-length.
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Thank you, all of the answers were helpful in the process of deciding how I want to make this work. Tim, Out of curiosity what did you use to convert TIF to PDF? Thanks -- Beth
TIF is only natively supported by IE on Windows 2000. For all other browsers/operating systems, you need a TIF plug-in or convert it to PDF. As for a free plug-in, take a look at AlternaTIF, http://www.alternatiff.com/ Good luck ...
There are a number of TIF-to-PDF solutions. I think the Acrobat distiller can do it, but if not, there are commercial products that can. I couldn't make the cost/convenience tradeoff, so I just loaded the TIF into "the Gimp" image maipulation program and did a "print to PostScript File", then used the ps2pdf utility (under Linux) to convert.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com