Livecycle Image field upload issue with .tiff/.tif format




I have a requirement to implement image upload in pdf form which im doing with a help of "Image Field" object. I understand for uploading the image we need form to be reader extended(via Adobe Acrobat Pro or LiveCylce Rights Managament).

I am also aware the file formats supported are ".jpg, .png, .gif and .tif". However it accepts .jpeg/.tiff  formats as well.

I am facing issues uploading file with .tif/.tiff formats. Below are the steps explaining the issue.

1. Click on the "Image Field" to upload file(.tif/.tiff formats)

2. Browse window opens and I select file with tif/.tiff format.

3. Image is successfuly uploaded.

4. Now, I decide to replace the image with another tif/.tiff format file.

5. Repeat steps1-2

6. Upon selecting a new image, I still have the first image that was uploaded earlier in my image field.

Step 6 is not what is expected.

I have "Embed image data" selected within designer and have not specified any URL. Is there any known issue regarding .tif/.tiff file formats in LiveCycle? There seems no issue with other file formats. I am using LiveCycle Designer 10.

I also learnt the below from adobe help forums on TIF image format-

"Tagged Image File (TIF)

Designer supports Monochrome (1 color component 1-bit depth), Greyscale (1 color component 8-bit depth), RGB (3 color components 8-bit depth), and Palette (1 color component 1,2,4,8-bit depths) TIF images.

An initial (default) image to insert at run time can be specified by either a file name or a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Initially, the image is linked, which means that it is stored separately from the form and displayed when the form is opened. Alternatively, the image data can be embedded in the form when the form is created."

Any help would be highly appreciated.



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Hi mouslander,

Due to some restrictions I will not be able to send any attachments outside my work circle.

Can you please create a dynamic pdf with an image field, have some .tiff/.tif fields downloaded from the internet and try the steps mentioned above?

Here is the code im writing in the image field

This goes in validate event of image field:

//278634- base 64 encoded value for 201kb

if(this.resolveNode("value.#image").value.length > 278634)


  this.rawValue = null;"Selected Image is too large. Maximum size allowed is 200kilobytes.","",0,0);


Let me know if you require more info.

Any help will be appreciated.