How to open multi-page tiff in Photoshop CS

New Here ,
Sep 13, 2011 Sep 13, 2011

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Hi guys,

A scientific software that I use generate a multi-page tiff file. I want to load it into Photoshop, but the problem is that my Photoshop only recognizes the very first page and only one image appears.

I did some research and it seems Photoshop does not support multi-page tiff fully.

Currently I use Acrobat to import a multi-page tiff file and split it into multiple tiff files by exporting, but it's a pain in my a.

I wonder if there is anyone who found a better way.

Thanks,

Ken

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Sep 13, 2011 Sep 13, 2011

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I haven't had occasion to solve this problem directly with Photoshop, but one way I have been able to see multiple page TIFF pages is through the freeware viewer IrfanView.

Trouble with IrfanView is that it, I believe, will only open 8 bits/channel images, and color-management may not work out the way you want depending on how you get the image into Photoshop.

-Noel

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Sep 13, 2011 Sep 13, 2011

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Photoshop does not currently support multi-page TIFF.

(I've tried, and the variety of ways people can put multiple images of different sizes, depths, and color modes into a single file makes it complicated)

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Sep 25, 2011 Sep 25, 2011

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Thanks, guys. Ken

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Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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You can get my free TIFF extension plug-in from http://www.de-eds.com/ExtraTiff.htm
It detects multiple-IFD TIFFs, and allows you to select one to open. Photoshop doesn't support displaying more than one image per file, so you'd need to close and reopen the TIFF to view another image. It will tell you how many Image File Directories are in the file.
It also supports composite halftones.

 

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Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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Sounds like a interesting plugin, but unfortunately the download links seem to be broken.

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Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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you can open it on https://www.photopea.com/ and work on each page as a separeted layer

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