FP98: LZW Compressed TIFF File Appears as Broken Link Icon

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When you insert a Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) image that has been compressed using Lempel Ziv Welch (LZW) compression in it's Alpha channel in a Web page in FrontPage Editor, the graphic appears with a broken link icon.


FrontPage does not support TIFF images that use the LZW compression in their Alpha channels.


To work around this problem, you can open the TIFF image in a program such as Microsoft Image Composer and convert it to either CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) format or Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


LZW compression replaces strings of characters or values with single codes. It provides an efficient form of compression that prevents any data loss from occurring when you compress the file. LZW compression may also be used with GIF images.


Article ID: 189874 - Last Review: October 9, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition
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