Invalid tag samplesperpixel


When I open a TIFF file the program tells me “Invalid TIFF file. Invalid tag 'samplesperpixel'.” What does that mean?


This message is produced because the type of file is not valid. The format recognized by the software is an uncompressed gray scale TIFF file. An image editor is present in the software, supporting most known file types such as JPEG, GIF, PNG and compressed TIFF files in gray scale or RGB color. In this editor the files can be converted to an uncompressed gray scale TIFF file and added to the database.

In case the error still appears in the image editor, the TIFF file might have transparency enabled. Similar to many other programs, BioNumerics does not support transparent TIFF files. The solution is then to open the file in e.g. Photoshop and disable the transparency feature.


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Version 1.0 - 7.6