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Old Jan 10, 2006, 6:49 AM   #1
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I use a 2 GB card Corsair 133x. The card works fine in JPEG mode. In tiff mode the images look green and part of the image from the right is put on left. First I though the application is wrong. But investigating I discover that:

- using 1 GB card made also by Corsair, the TIFF image is ok.

- the wrong tiff has the offsets wrong populated, and by some unknown reason the images are larger with 16384 bytes . I made a program that updates the offsets by incrementing with this value, and guess what. Theimages are OK.

It seems the bytes betwen x4000 and x8000 in the tiff image are not used (are 0)

Did you encounter such problem. Does anybody use a 2GB card and success in saving in TIFF mode? Is there any firmware that fix this problem. Of course I can use the problem that I made but still....

I try to contact Panasonic but no answer of any kind so far.
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Old Jan 10, 2006, 7:46 AM   #2
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I use a 2gb card but I see no point in using tiff...so I am no help to you.


one of the greatest features of the FZ cameras is the burst mode ,and you can not use it with TIFF.
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Old Jan 11, 2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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check the format . if you have a pc memory card reader

you can check for the type format used by double clicking "My Computer" on your

desktop (windows),select your memory card, right click to bring up the menu,

select properties. file system should be "FAT".
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Old Jan 11, 2006, 11:07 AM   #4
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The format if FAT. If I format FAT 32 the card is not readable in camera.

I also format the card in camera.

But the results are the same...
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Old Jun 9, 2009, 4:15 PM   #5
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Default how to fix FZ20 tiffs and 2 gig cards

I just encountered the same problem with tiffs and a kind friend wrote me a Mac terminal script to fix it since I couldn't run Windows' Irfanview and do 'swap colors rgb to brg.' That still left the slices to move anyway.

I also emailed Lemke Graphic Converter and he put the fix in version 6.4.2. Open the program, go to file/convert and modify, navigate to the image in the left window, choose function/fix Lumix FZ20 2 gigabyte tifs in the dropdown and click go. I imagine if you select all the images and click go it will batch them.

Here's the terminal script. It needs to be put in a plain text document named 'fixtiff.sh'.

for FILE in "$@"
echo "Fixing file $FILE"
dd if=$FILE of=1 bs=16384 count=1
dd if=$FILE of=2 bs=16384 skip=2
cat 1 2 > temp/$FILE
rm 1 2

Then follow these instructions:

1. Make a NEW folder called "PhotosFix" or something friendly on your Desktop. If you name it something different, be sure and use the new name in each step below.

2. Put the "fixtiff.sh" file into the "PhotosFix" folder above.

3. COPY (copy, not move!) all your photos into the "PhotosFix" folder as well

4. Open Terminal. After each command below, hit enter. I've added space to make it clear which part is the UNIX command.

5. Type cd ~/Desktop/PhotosFix (changes to your home folder)

6. Type mkdir ~/Desktop/PhotosFix/temp (makes a TEMP folder - where the fixed files will be)

7. Type chmod +x fixtiff.sh (makes the script "run-able")

8. Type ls *.TIF > list.txt (makes a list of all your TIF files in list.txt)

On my computer I needed to do an 8b. Type bash (had a different shell than the creator)

9. Type for tiffimage in $(<./list.txt); do ./fixtiff.sh $tiffimage; done (does the conversion!)

Step #9 is where the work begins. What it does is run the fixtiff.sh script on every file in the list.txt list that is made in Step 8. The script itself takes the first part of the file, skips the 16k of garbage, and then adds the rest of the file.

Some important notes:

1. There cannot be ANY spaces in the file names. None at all!

2. Files MUST have a .TIF extension on them. (the ones you sent both did)

3. All the "fixed" images will be in your /Desktop/PhotosFix/temp folder

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