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Suggested TIFF Viewers


Installation Information

The TIFF file format with Group IV compression is used because the facsimile charts are in BLACK & WHITE since other encoding formats generate significantly larger files. To view these charts, you must configure your WWW Browser with a viewer that supports TIFF images and CCITT Group IV compression. Another approach is to use the new TIFF viewer plugins which will allow you to view TIFF images inline just like GIF or JPEG. The suggested   TIFF viewers/plugins listed here are to help in your selection and have been found to work in viewing these charts.

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If you already have a viewer installed on your computer, e.g. Paint Shop Pro, all you have to do is know the directory where the viewer resides and attach it to your browser as a helper application:

For Netscape:

  1. Click on "Options" or "edit"
  2. Click on "General Preferences" or "Preferences"
  3. Click on "Helpers" or "applications"
  4. Scroll down data type window to "image/tiff"
  5. Click on "browse"
  6. Locate the directory in which you placed the viewer - select it and
  7. Click on "OK"
  8. When a TIF   file in the future is selected in Netscape, the browser will launch the program and display the chart.


If you need to download a software package, either select one of the examples below or use the keywords TIFF Viewers with a search engine. Know which directory the viewer is in and configure your Browser as in Case 1.

Commercial Viewers: (suggest you test their demos first before ordering)

Commercial TIFF Viewer Plugins for Netscape or IE

Shareware viewers for DOS/Windows 3.1

    Paint Shop Pro 3.0 by Jasc, Inc. (612) 930-9171
    Graphic Workshop v1.1p
    VIDVUE v1.1 by L. Gozum

Shareware viewers for OS/2

    PMView v0.9

Shareware viewer for Macintosh

For more information on viewers, please select the link for your platform

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