I am more frustrated with the SEARCH feature in this forum than with the answers!
I asked the question, got a quick answer (someone else asked the same question) but now I cannot find that question, or answer!
Lightroom 5 would not open a TIF file but Photoshop CC would. The problem was in the format of the TIF file. It came from a scanner=fax machine,* The solution was to convert the TIF file to Grayscale. It worked.
But I want to see the details in the answer. I even recognized the author of the answer but it did not appear in his profile.
So, can I get an explanation of why my 1,199 KB TIF file* will not open in Lightroom 5 (but converts to a 171,192 KB grayscale TIFF)
(I successfully converted it to Grayscale (resulting file size was 171,192 KB), then resized it in Lightroom 5 to "3 MB"jpeg (resulting size was 4,712 KB) I need to send that file in emails; a 5MB file usually goes OK.)
*the file is of a poster, about 3 x 4 feet, all black & white, text and diagram. When it was copied, a TIF file was made.)