The Windows 2000 Imaging and Imaging Preview applications are unable to display 48-bit
TIFF images written by The Panorama Factory. They do not generate any errors, but the
displayed images are very "confused".
48-bit TIFF images have 2 bytes (16 bits) for red, 2 for green and 2 for blue.
Apparently Windows 2000 Imaging can't handle these files ... but doesn't know that it
48-bit TIFF is a perfectly valid TIFF format -- The Panorama Factory and Adobe
PhotoDeluxe can read TIFF images having more than 1 byte for read, green and blue, but
Windows 2000 Imaging can't.
Windows 2000 Imaging has no trouble with 24-bit TIFF images. These images have 1
byte (8 bits) for red, 2 for green and 2 for blue.