Bug 63722 - FILEOPEN: Loads only first page/image of multipage TIFF
Summary: FILEOPEN: Loads only first page/image of multipage TIFF
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Draw-Images Images-TIFF
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Reported: 2013-04-19 11:33 UTC by m_sveshnikov
Modified: 2022-05-22 14:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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multi-page *.tiff (1.78 KB, image/tiff)
2013-04-22 04:11 UTC, m_sveshnikov
sample multipage tiff (72.17 KB, image/tiff)
2015-09-20 09:46 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description m_sveshnikov 2013-04-19 11:33:51 UTC
Problem description: 

I need to convert multi-page TIFF file to PDF. When I open a multi-page TIFF file is opened only the first page.

Steps to reproduce:
1. ....
2. ....
3. ....

Current behavior:
When I open a multi-page TIFF file is opened only the first page. When you select File -> Export to PDF ... converted only the first page

Expected behavior:
Means to LibreOffice convert multi-page TIFF file to multi-page PDF
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 tommy27 2013-04-21 09:28:32 UTC
please upload a multipage .tiff file so we can test it
Comment 2 m_sveshnikov 2013-04-22 04:11:19 UTC
Created attachment 78318 [details]
multi-page *.tiff

multi-page *.tiff
Comment 3 tommy27 2013-04-22 05:20:59 UTC
I confirm that LibO 4.0.2 only loads the first page of that multipage .tiff file.

PDF export only converts the first page as well.

I wonder if previous versions of LibO did support multipage or not.
Comment 4 tommy27 2013-04-22 06:35:15 UTC
same issue on LibO 3.6.4 either on loading or PDF exporting

I suspect the same applies even to previous release.

probably LibO has never handled multipage TIFF as expected.
Comment 5 m_sveshnikov 2013-04-22 08:12:43 UTC
What needs to be done to make this functionality were present?
Comment 6 tommy27 2013-04-22 08:25:17 UTC
I'm not a developer, so I can't help fixing it. I can just confirm the issue.
Comment 7 tommy27 2013-04-22 12:25:07 UTC
confirming issue on LibO 3.4.4 as well, so changing the version field.

I strongly suspect that multipage TIFF handling has never been available in any LibO release.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:20:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2015-03-22 13:09:46 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 10 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-09-20 09:46:13 UTC
Created attachment 118871 [details]
sample multipage tiff

tiff file taken from here - http://support.leadtools.com/SupportPortal/CS/forums/44475/ShowPost.aspx
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:32:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Márcio 2016-12-22 14:31:23 UTC
I can confirm this bug on LOo, 5.2.x on linux and windows.
Comment 13 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-06-17 13:06:42 UTC
still repro in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: fe1a23b5c49c94410a604c8d4a6f50f43d575403
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:libreoffice-6-1, Time: 2018-06-17_06:31:41
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); Calc: CL

but may be it's enhancement?
Comment 14 Caolán McNamara 2022-05-22 14:30:33 UTC
We do actually import the full set of images, the UI isn't great around this and we don't export the way the original reporter has in mind. But FWIW in impress, insert image and insert this example, ensure it's selected in the ui, then insert, media, animated image and pick the "apply objects individually" button and at the top of this dialog there is a spinbutton which can be used to cycle through the images contained in the .tiff. (This is clearly intended for old-school animated gifs)

Why this UI is in impress only and not even draw I don't know, and how to use that dialog effectively is also a bit of a mystery, but we are reading all the images in a multi-image tiff so its not a failing of the import filter.