To answer the various questions. (for some reason i did not get the
posts, but found them in the mailing list archive)
1. I am using gimp 2.8 (windows version in this case - the version that
comes with slackware is somewhat older)
2. yes the files are scans of sometimes rather large documents eg 230
pages file size 1-2gb or so.
3. You may have noticed I said in my original post that I had already
tried imagemajick but it would not work correctly. (version 6.7.9 Q16).
I can extract the correct number of images, but the contents of some of
them are blank/garbage.
3b. when running gimp manually and just loading a single page from the
tiff, gimp can successfully load, allow me to edit and save the
individual pages that are garbage when using imagemajick
5. yes I should report a bug due to gimp crashing, but unfortunately the
(tiff) file is confidential, so it can't be released for testing by
others. I don't mind testing release or debug versions (of gimp) on it
and reporting though.
ps thanks for the offer. I am already getting someone with alternate
custom image tools to look at it (my particular problem), but from a
stand-point of improving gimp functionality, fixing bugs, and doing it
myself I posted this request. It seems that gimp multi-image handling is
behind the rest of its expansive features. If you load a
multi-page/image tiff as layers, or as images, you can't save it as a
single multi-image tiff.
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