As in my old scanner did this just fine. But there is rarely hope to fix this today as the OS is hit with registry cleaners and more.
Something is busted but that's all I can share. TIFF worked fine here with no issues like you noted but the office machines are very plain, stock and never tampered with (registry cleaners, malware.)
Not much to offer or go on. Try ONE thing. Go get IRFANVIEW and look at the TIFF one more time.
Question on Scanning to TIFF:
I have an HP Photosmart C-4480 All-in-One Color Printer/Scanner/Copier that I acquired in July 2008.
When I try to scan something textual with pictures into TIFF (for archival purposes), the screen display and print output are not at all clear and the text is almost unreadable. When I scan the same material to PDF or JPG, everything looks fine.
I e-mailed HP Total Care (overseas?) about this and they replied: ?I would like to inform you that TIFF format is used for email purpose and from TIFF format it does not print clearly so I would suggest you to always print from jpg format it provide you a clear printout.?
What gives? Am I doing something wrong here?
Also, I understand that TIFF and PDF are both ?lossless? (as opposed to ?lossy? for JPG). So, why not just go with PDF instead of TIFF? File size is much less. Or am I missing something serious here?