Probably best to share a folder with examples
Hi. Thanks, OK here you go
In this folder there are 4 images straight from my camera and 4 Lightroom edited ones. As you can see the latter 4 will not show previews. When you click on the info for those 4 their dimensions are given as 0 x 0
It's also worth noting that the edited files are almost twice the size, MB wise.
I won't be able to look at these until I get home, maybe someone else can give a more speedy reply.
If the size is 0x0, that indicates an error happened somewhere (maybe when you exported from Lightroom or when it was uploaded to Google drive or somewhere else)
If size is a concern, what is wrong with exporting as JPG instead of exporting as TIF? (and let's use Lightroom terminology from now on, these files are exported, not saved)
I don't have a camera that takes TIF images. Are the TIF files that display, the ones directly from your camera, 8-bit or 16-bit images? I just uploaded a 16-bit TIF file generated from Lightroom. The thumbnail displayed, but when I went to full-screen view it just displayed garbage. I don't know if that's related to your problem in any way. Just a thought.
Just did a further test. If I export an 8-bit TIF file from Lightroom it will display in Google Drive as a thumbnail as well as when you click on the image to go to the full screen view. My assumption from this little exercise is that 16-bit TIF images won't display properly on Google Drive.
Jim, I've just uploaded another copy of one of the edited files in 8-bit and it's worked, It now displays correctly! Thanks, it was something so simple! According to the file properties, those straight from the camera have a "bit depth" of 24, the edited files that won't display are 48. I assume these 2 values correspond to 8 and 16 bits respectively in Lightroom?
Can anyone explain the implications of this? Put simplistically, is an 8-bit file half the quality of 16-bit one? Am I going to lose anything noticeable?
dj_paige - I wanted to back up my images at maximum quality, in this case as TIFs, rather than compress them. 8-bit TIFs are clearly going to take up a lot less space though.
Edit - actually, was I just upscaling the Images I'd already captured anyway?? In which case I'm not losing anything.