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Missing plugin

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:53 pm
by Rod
Harold, I think I usually save tiffs in an old copy of PSP6 and/or Photoshop 7. Anyway, I tried to save a tiff in PSP 8 and it says it can't because the tiff.8bi plugin is missing. I copied the plugin and moved it into the PSP 8 folder, but it still won't create a tiff image. It will open a tiff file and save changes or even a copy, but just won't create a new one. I am befuddled and perplexed by this.

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:32 pm
by HaraldHeim
Are you refering to PSP (=Paint Shop Pro) or Photoshop (=PS)? PSP doesn't need an .8bi plugin to save TIF files, but Photoshop does.

Please reinstall Photoshop as the tiff.8bi files seems to have been accidentally deleted.

funny thing

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:16 pm
by Rod
That's what is so odd. I keep an old copy of Paintshop Pro 6 for lettering (just a quirk of mine) and I can make tiffs with it, but for some odd reason Paintshop Pro 8 is saying it can't find the driver to make a tiff.

I can make a tiff in Photoshop, and in PSP 6, and Painter, and open them in PSP 8, where it will 'save as' when I make changes, but for some reason it has started announcing it can't make a tiff file if I scan a drawing in. It's very odd.

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:44 pm
by HaraldHeim
Maybe you have the file tiff.8bi in the plugin folder of PSP and PSP is trying to use it for saving tiff files, but can't. See if you can find tiff.8bi in the plugin folder of PSP and remove it from there.

Otherwise try reinstalling PSP.

wayward plugin

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:04 am
by Rod
I had my Photoshop plugins folder ticked as the primary plugins folder for Paintshop Pro. As soon as I unticked it and went back to the default PSP plugins folder it was fine. It just seems to have been a little confused. Thanks for the help, Harold, you plugins maestro.