2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2011 10:50 PM by Mylenium

    Tiff file will not load into AE

    Cris is Bliss Level 1

      AE CS4

      Mac OS 10.6.8


      Hello All,


      I get the attached error message when I try to load a tiff file into AE.  What do I need to install to be able to import a Tiff file. and where do i get it from.




      Screen shot 2011-08-13 at 11.40.24 PM.png

        • 1. Re: Tiff file will not load into AE
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The tiff is probably not RGB. Open it up in Photoshop and check the color space. AE only works with RGB or RGBA images. I'll bet that you'll find it's CMYK color. It could even be Lab color. Change it to RGB and everything will be fine.

          • 2. Re: Tiff file will not load into AE
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            What Rick said. There are over 200 sub-formats for TIFF ranging from 2 color fax to 32bpc floating space and any number of combinations of compression settings and arbitrary data such as "layers". Open it in PS or an image viewer, save it as plain 8bit/ 16bit RGB from there uncompressed or using LZW compression only. That's what AE likes.



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