Jump to content


Insert .tif Picture

Picture Image .tif

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 wilkyway


    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 05 December 2015 - 02:41 AM

Hello. I have just purchased and installed PH2. Despite the PH2 help files saying that Personal Historian can read TIFF (.fil, .tiff) images/pictures, the Insert>Pictures> process does not show it as an option. I have scanned thousands of photos and saved them as .tif images and don't want to convert to another format if it can be avoided.


How can I insert .tif images?


Thank you


Graham Wilkie





#2 Renee Zamora

Renee Zamora

    Advanced Member

  • Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 8779 posts

Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

That is a mistake in the Help File. It does not import TIFF files. 


TIFFs are usually really large files. You will actually want to import smaller image files in your stories. That is because large media files will cause an issue with generating a book. It will max out the RAM and not generate the book if the media files are to large. 


You could save the files in a lower resolution as .png files. PNG are compressed and loss-less like TIFF.