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I have a collection of .tif files but when I open them on Mac OS X 10.5 they show up as solid black and I don't know why.

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Upon further inspection at really high brightness there are some out of focus objects viewable. It looks as if I am getting the first couple bits of each pixel but not the entire range of values.

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Please give more details. Can you post an example somewhere? Can you see the images correctly on other systems? Do you know the encoding? –  CharlesB May 24 '10 at 22:40
    
Don't know if it is your case, Mac OS X doesn't display 16-bit TIFF correctly (as Windows, BTW). I use Fiji (pacific.mpi-cbg.de) to open them. –  CharlesB May 24 '10 at 22:41

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