9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2013 2:18 PM by jacekk
tarounterburger Level 1 (0 points)

I just scanned some negatives (about a 3 hour endeavor) and when I rotated some of the images in TIFF format in Preview, there is a pause as it loads in the information, and then the photo turns black. I tried running it in Photoshop and the images are still black. Is it because the file size is too large so preview decides to throw away all of the information? Are there any ways to get these photos back?

 

Thanks.


Preview, Mac OS X (10.7.3), photos turn black when rotated
  • vonion Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue on Mountain Lion 10.8.2! It must be a bug!

     

    Unbelievable my 5 hour scanning work now all black pictures??!!

  • pamela.parks Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the problem after adding a little bit of text...I open tiff in preview, add text, use Grab to take an picture of part of image... save the Grab and close Preview without saving.  The original image is Black!!  I really do not understand how a file changes without me saving it.  Seems like a bug for sure.

  • JCX2009 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having this same issue! After upgrading to ML just two weeks ago I scanned several documents as tiffs and now one of them turned soild black after saving in preview! Im am ******. Yet another work killing ML bug.  How do I get my image back!?

  • rjpalumbo24 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had this issue with every version of Mac OS X in recent memory. It is not specific to TIFF files. Editing TIFF or PNG files in any way causes them to go black, for me. Exporting a TIFF as a PNG does not cause the issue, however, exporting to a PDF does. This is a serious issue that I cannot believe has not been addressed in iterations of Mac OS X. Does anybody have any fixes? Or at least an explanation why doing something as routine as rotating an image permanently corrupts it? Interestingly, doing any of the above in iPhoto does not cause the issue. However, it is a pain in the *** and should be entirely unnecessary to have to import photos into iPhoto, rotate them or edit them as needed, drag them back out to copy the photo, and then delete the photo imported into the library.

  • Texas iBook Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue.  Very annoying.  I have tried saving a version, duplicating, exporting -- nothing works.  Is there no way to unlock these images so they can be manipulated?  preview is becoming more and more restrictive, despite the hype to the contrary.

  • Robert_Mansson Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem. Can open the file once. After that it is black regardless of which app I open the file with (Illustrator, photoshop etc).

     

    Still no-one who has found a "cure"?

  • TranceMe Level 1 (5 points)

    Anyone know how to fix this?

  • jacekk Level 1 (0 points)

    I seem to have found a cure for my black TIFFs. Open the image in Preview and go to 'File' and then 'Revert Document' - there is a slider on the right that lets you go back to all the previous stages. I managed to restore my scans to their previous version. Phew! One thing - you need to have saved the original to have stages to revert to.

  • jacekk Level 1 (0 points)

    I seem to have found a cure for my black TIFFs. Open the image in Preview and go to 'File' and then 'Revert Document' - there is a slider on the right that lets you go back to all the previous stages. I managed to restore my scans to their previous version. Phew! One thing - you need to have saved the original to have stages to revert to.