I moved your post over from the poorly named Community Help forum, which is for getting help using this forum system, to a better forum, InDesign.
I hope this helps. Best of luck to you.
I got a helpful response. The best!
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yes. Select the image, not it's container frame, and assign a color from the Swatches panel.
If this does not work for you post a screenshot of the selected image plus the Pages panel where you should turn on the little checker icon that indicates transparency on the spread. Also the Links panel where we need to see all information that is available for the placed TIFF file.
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Thanks so much Uwe Laubender! success!
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