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How to display TIFF Images in IE Browser without installing any plugins RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to display the tiff image in IE Browser.

    I should not install any of the plugins.

    Without installing any plugins,how can i display the tiff image?

    Thursday, February 6, 2014 9:33 AM

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  • The TIFF file format itself is not supported by many mainstream browsers, so it is difficult to find a universal solution to load the TIFF files themselves into browsers. Wikipedia contains a good chart showing which MIME types are supported by which browsers:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_browsers#Image_format_support

    The chart shows Internet Explorer as one of the few browsers that support loading TIFF files, but this would be limited to the platform IE is running on as well.

    The best option for supporting loading TIFF files in browsers would be to reliably convert the TIFF files into a widely supported MIME type such as PNG.

    If you would like to try a commercial SDK that gives you the ability to reliably convert your TIFF files to another browser supported MIME type, I suggest looking at the LEADTOOLS SDK:

    https://www.leadtools.com/sdk/formats

    The LEADTOOLS SDK can assist you in converting your TIFF files in multiple different programming languages to fit your needs including C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, Objective C, and Swift on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, and iOS. For example, the conversion can be done in one simple call in C# with the RasterCodecs class:

    https://www.leadtools.com/help/leadtools/v19m/dh/co/leadtools.codecs~leadtools.codecs.rastercodecs~convert(string,string,rasterimageformat,int32,int32,int32,codecsimageinfo).html

    You could even put this conversion in a backend service for your web page and perform the conversion there to display in the browser, so that you don't have to keep track of all the converted files.

    LEADTOOLS even contains JavaScript viewer controls that you can use to display the images in the browser:

    https://www.leadtools.com/help/leadtools/v19/dh/javascript/c/leadtools.controls~leadtools.controls.imageviewer.html

    LEADTOOLS also has a zero footprint (no plugins necessary) online HTML5 Document Viewer which handles loading the TIFF files for you so that you don't have to worry about performing the conversion:

    https://www.leadtools.com/sdk/document/document-viewer

    Here is a link to an online demo of the HTML5 Document Viewer:

    https://demo.leadtools.com/JavaScript/DocumentViewer/index.html
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 PM