5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 8:10 AM by Allan Jones
loose52 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to view information from a website the uses the TIFF format.  I have been trying to download Alterna Tiff on my PC but really have to jump through hoops on my PC because of Quick Time Player.  However, Quick Time does not open the file on my MAC. When I try to open the file I get a blank screen that simply says TIFF viewer missing Is there a specific download I can use for this?

Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • 1. Re: TIFF viewer
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Just drag it to Preview's icon, or use it's Open menu.

  • 2. Re: TIFF viewer
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,825 points)

    You can also use your browser - Safari, Firefox, etc - to view .tiff image files. In the Menu under File, select Open File.


     Cheers, Tom

  • 3. Re: TIFF viewer
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,450 points)

    Are you trying to view the TIFF images on a patent web site. Patents use a special version of TIFF and not all Mac TIFF readers work. If it's specifically patents you are viewing, look at this program:




    It's what I use. Note it's PPC only, which is a good thing in this case!

  • 4. Re: TIFF viewer
    PJ'sPal Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    To view Tiff file images online through a web browser on MAC OSX, such as patent images at the USPTO, use Firefox (not Safari) with Accordex's AcellTiffviewer plugin. 


    It is only 32 bit for now so it requires re-opening firefox in 32 bit mode.  However, they are working on a rewirte to 64 bit instructions. 


    There is a trial mode that is free for a while and then requires payment of a fee. 

  • 5. Re: TIFF viewer
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,450 points)

    It is only 32 bit for now...


    The Macs in this forum are 32-bit anyway--all made before 2006.