Thank you for responding.  I have a few questions about
your response:

--- On Mon, 8/25/08, Michael J. Hammel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> From: Michael J. Hammel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Importing and saving milti-page TIFF files
> Cc: gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU
> Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 4:54 PM
> On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 08:53 -0700, John Christopher wrote:
> > I have about 1,000 multi-page TIFF files I must edit.
> > I only want to edit the first page of each file (I
> must
> > delete some text from the first page of each document)
> > and then save it.
> I might be wrong about this but I believe GIMP will read
> multi-page
> TIFFs but cannot write multi-page TIFFs.
> > What is the best way to solve this problem?
> When you open the TIFF, select open to layers.  The first
> page will be
> the bottom layer.  Turn off visibility of all the other
> layers and make
> sure the bottom layer is active in the Layers dialog.

How do I do these 2 things?  What is the step-by-step
process for doing these things?  I am a Gimp newbie.

> Then
> you can edit
> that page.
> When you save, save it as a multi-layered PNG.
Then use ImageMagick's
> "convert" tool to convert it to a multi-layered

Is there a difference between multi-layered and multi-page TIFF?

> convert file.png file.tiff
> That should do it (I think), though I can't vouch for
> the quality of the
> conversion.  
> -- 
> Michael J. Hammel                                   
> Principal Software Engineer
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