This is a tad OT but I discovered this while playing around with TIFF vs. PSD.
I’m seeing issues under 10.9 with TIFF and PSD in terms of file compatibility outside Photoshop. Wondering if anyone else can replicate it, even on Windows. Trying to figure out if this is an OS or Adobe bug.
I’m creating a document with layers, path’s, Smart Objects and Alpha Channels. It is the Apha Channel that seems to be the issue whereby both the thumbnail seen in the Finder, and more importantly how other app’s preview the content of the image (Preview, Text Edit, MS Word, Graphic Converter). In a nutshell, only the image portion defined within the Alpha Channel show, evertying else can’t be seen. Trying differing compression for TIFF doesn’t alter this result. The same issues appear with PSD. Of course Photoshop and InDesign show the image correctly but no other app’s do. Only when I remove the Alpha Channel do all other applications handle both PSD and TIFF correctly.
I’ve got two TIFFs (as PSD behave the same). One has a layer, a Smart Object and a path. It works fine in other app’s and previews correctly in the Finder. The 2nd document is identical expect I’ve created an Alpha Channel. It does not preview correctly in the Finder and when opened in various application only show the image content defined in the Alpha Channel. Can upload the two if anyone is interested.