He probably determined that it's a PNG file since GIMP automatically
defaults to PNG during export?

On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Liam R. E. Quin <l...@holoweb.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2015-04-18 at 17:31 +0200, charneys wrote:
>> I am new to GIMP and using version 2.8.14 on a Mac with Yosemite. If
>> I want to
>> convert an image to a tif file I use Save or Save as but do not get
>> the tif
>> option. If I go to Export, tif is an option. However when I use the
>> tif option
>> it saves the file as a png and NOT as a tif.
>
> Export is correct.
>
> How did you determine that you ended up with a PNG file?
>
> In Terminal you can try running the "file" command on it to see, e.g.
> file my-left-foot.tif
> (the last few letters of the filename, ".tif" here, can be anything,
> and do not determine whether a file contains a TIFF or JPEG or PNG
> image)
>
>> Help! Could you respond directly to
>> me at charn...@hotmail.com
>> Thank you.
>
> (I think I can't sent mail to hotmail users from this account, hmm)
>
> Liam
>
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