Help Viewing Images
Burkes Peerage images are TIFF format. Browsers require a plug-in or add-on to display these images. Without a plug-in or add-on you will be unable to view images in your browser.
AlternaTIFF is a TIFF image viewer for Windows web browsers. It works in most web browsers for Windows XP and higher (Vista, 7, etc.). It is free to use, however, you will be required to register before use.
Download AlternaTIFF free plug-in for Windows:
- Go to www.alternatiff.com and follow the download instructions.
For Internet Explorer see download options 1 or 2.
For other browsers see download option 3.
When registering if Company Name is not applicable enter n/a.
- Once installation is complete, close all browser windows and re-start the browser.
- To check AlternaTIFF has installed correctly see AlternaTIFF test page which also has links to known issues.
- If you have trouble getting AlternaTIFF to work please read the AlternaTIFF FAQ.
To install Alternatiff ActiveX Control, please go to www.alternatiff.com and
click on the 'Click here to go to installation' page.
On the next page you will be asked to 'Click here to download/install'.
XP users will have to register Alternatiff and to do this, click on the link towards at the bottom of the page which states:
'Tiff viewer not registered. Click here to register' You will then be prompted by a pop up screen where you will need to choose the 'automatic' registration option and send your details.
You should then be able to see the message stating: 'The Alternatiff ActiveX control is installed'.
Netscape 6 tip
If the image loads but does not display (the toolbar is present, but no image) try turning on AlternaTIFF's Create Temporary Files.
Right-click in the frame, select More Settings and then Create Temporary Files. Once this is ticked you should find the image will display next time you reload the page.
Internet Explorer tip
IE5+ may have a TIFF plug-in (Kodak Imaging) as part of the browser, however, we recommend installing AlternaTIFF plug-in, as it is easier to use and has a larger viewing area with fewer unnecessary toolbars. IE6 users will need to download a plug-in such as AlternaTIFF
to view these images.
Saving, zooming and printing images with AlternaTIFF
AlternaTIFF displays images with this row of buttons above the image.
Place the mouse cursor over each of button. A Tool Tip pops up which shows the button function.
To save an image to your computer click the Save As button
The Save Image window will pop up. Select a directory on your computer to save the file, enter a name to call the image and click the Save button.
Alternatively, place your cursor over the image and click the right-hand mouse button to display a menu containing the same functions as the buttons. Click the Save As... option.
You will be able to open the saved image in a paint program, or your browser using the AlternaTIFF plug-in.
To zoom in click the Zoom button (magnifying glass) .
The cursor will change to a magnifying glass. Click the image to zoom in. Moving the mouse will move the image in zoomed view. Click the image again to return to normal view.
To change the zoomed image size, click the right mouse button anywhere on the AlternaTIFF toolbar to display the menu options. Scroll down to Zoom Image Size to display the percentage options. Click the selected percentage option, a tick will show the selected option. When you next zoom in the image will be displyed at the selected option.
To print an image click the Print button .
Follow normal printing instructions for your computer. Note you may need to set the Paper orientation to Landscape for some wide images.