Vista Windows Photo Gallery won't print Tif of Fax images properly RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know that this junk they call Vista has a program called Photo Gallery which converts any fax (or tif file) in to landscape when printing. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a fix? or is Microsoft was working on the problem?
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 6:34 AM

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  • Having same problem.  Anyone with solution?

    Friday, June 29, 2007 6:05 PM
  • Work Around:

    Install the following and then change TIFs to open in IE.



    Friday, June 29, 2007 6:15 PM
  • I finally found a fix to this problem. You may want to print these instruction and please pass on to anyone you know who may be having this problem.


    I went to www.bravareader.com/downloadreader.htm and downloaded the free reader on the left side of the screen


    Then to associate the tif file with the reader I did the following:


    Click on Start in lower LH corner

    Left click on Default programs

    Left click on Associate file type or protocol with a program

    Wait a few seconds while it loads

    Scroll down to .tif and click on it 

    Left click on Change Program at top right

    Click on Browse

    Scroll down to IGC folder and left double click the folder

    Left double click on Brava Reader folder

    Single left click on Brava Reader at the bottom

    Click Open at lower right hand corner

    Click OK and wait while the program finishes

    You should now see Brava Reader next to the tif file in the list

    Click on close and you are done!


    Now we can get back to work....opening and printing our faxes and other tif files.

    • Proposed as answer by MarkJL Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:00 PM
    Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:44 AM
  • Thanks for the link, Brava Reader is a great solution for the multiple tif printing problems we've been having on Server 2008 using the Windows Photo Gallery and Office Picture Viewer.  The Brava Reader seems to have fixed the problems.  Here is an updated link http://www.bravaviewer.com/reader.htm

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:04 PM
  • Those solutions are all nice, but I can preview a Tiff directly in Outlook 2007 and just want to print it as I see it. Not cropped. Not rotated. If Outlook 2007 can preview it why can't it simply print it without having to open it in another application. Why does that have to be so difficult....
    Friday, June 18, 2010 6:04 AM