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Saving as TIFF file

Category: QuestionsSaving as TIFF file
Jan Schlegel asked 1 month ago

When I try to save an image as a TIFF file, there is a warning sign saying that i “will lose information on this image” then after I click save it says “could not save.” The same thing happens when I try to save it as a png file. How can I fix this?

Raghavendra Kamath replied 1 month ago

What is the information given in the “will lose information on this image” dialog?

Jan Schlegel replied 1 month ago

I copy and pasted the information here:

TIFF cannot save images with color model XYZ/Alpha and depth 8-bit integer/channel. The image will be converted.
The image contains layers of unsupported type Vector Layer. Only the rendered result will be saved.
TIFF cannot save layers with color model XYZ/Alpha and depth 8-bit integer/channel. The layers will be converted or skipped.

Raghavendra Kamath replied 1 month ago

Okay so there are vector layers and also the color model is one that is not supported by tiff, So to solve this,
1) save a copy of the file for backup.
2) Convert those vector layers into paint layers
3) Convert the color model of the image to either RGB. (or CMYK if you need it )
4) then save to tiff

Jan Schlegel replied 1 month ago

Ok so I converted the color model, so the warning for that disappeared, and I deleted all the vector layers (I didn’t need them anyway), but it’s still saying that the image contains unsupported vector layers even though they are all paint layers.

Agata Cacko replied 4 weeks ago

Can you please put somewhere the file so we can examine it? It shouldn’t say there are vector layers if there are none…

Jan Schlegel replied 4 weeks ago

Ok, so I figured it out; apparently, the reference images are a vector layer. But for some reason, every layer except for the first layer is also a vector layer so I had to merge them all with the first layer. I was able to save the image without the layers being merged with the first layer but then the saved image would just be pure white (that is what the first layer was: just white), really weird. Anyway, thank you all for the replies, they really helped and I appreciate it a lot:)

Agata Cacko replied 4 weeks ago

Btw you don’t need to merge with a paint layer to make it paint layer… You can right-click on the layer name and choose “Convert -> To Paint Layer” and it will work as well.

Jan Schlegel replied 4 weeks ago

I know, the layers were already paint layers but for some reason it wouldnt let me save as tiff file without them being merged.

Agata Cacko replied 4 weeks ago

Do you still have the .kra file with those layers? If so, could you please post it here?

Jan Schlegel replied 4 weeks ago

How can I post the file here?

Agata Cacko replied 4 weeks ago

You can post it in an answer – but you’d need a KDE Identity account… you can also share it whereever you want (dropbox, google drive) and post the link here.

Agata Cacko replied 4 weeks ago

Which options did you use? And which version of Krita? It worked on my system…

Jan Schlegel replied 4 weeks ago

I’m pretty sure I have the latest version of Krita and using mostly default settings. Must be a glitch or something:/