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aextance
May 23rd, 2011, 07:33 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I've just upgraded to Firefox 4.0. I use Ubuntu as my work environment, and a lot of my job involves looking at patents. On the US patent office website patent images are shown in TIFF format. Since I've upgraded, the TIFF viewer I had installed (Mozilla Tiff Plugin) has stopped working. I tried reinstalling it - through the .deb file - but no dice. Anyone got any suggestions on what else I could try?

lykwydchykyn
May 23rd, 2011, 09:06 PM
okular works, if you install the extra backends (okular-extra-backends in the repositories). I confirmed it works with multi-page TIFFs, which many viewers don't.

aextance
May 29th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Are you sure that's a Firefox plugin? I just installed it and it doesn't show up in the plugins list, and doesn't display the TIFF. Or is there some other way I should be using it?

Rhubarb
May 29th, 2011, 10:37 AM
There's a firefox plugin that may work for you:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/aspator/

I haven't tested it, but it claims:
"2. With USPTO patent drawings directly. No need to install TIFF viewer."

It should work with firefox 4 as well.

aextance
May 30th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Ha! That does it. Thanks so much. I hadn't thought of looking at Firefox addins through Firefox!

lykwydchykyn
May 31st, 2011, 09:07 PM
Are you sure that's a Firefox plugin? I just installed it and it doesn't show up in the plugins list, and doesn't display the TIFF. Or is there some other way I should be using it?

You'd use it through mozplugger, but it looks like you found another solution.

linuxgeoff
February 8th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Thanks so much. I've spend hour making plugger, quicktime plag-ins and all failed, but aspator worked out of the box. Someone should tell the USPTO!

ktandal
January 29th, 2013, 06:36 AM
There's a firefox plugin that may work for you:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/aspator/

I haven't tested it, but it claims:
"2. With USPTO patent drawings directly. No need to install TIFF viewer."

It should work with firefox 4 as well.

Can this work for 12.10?

hazelsct
February 5th, 2013, 05:41 PM
The aspator extension looks good, but the author is not verified. Any other embedded .tiff solutions available for Firefox on Ubuntu 12.04?

Wild Man
February 6th, 2013, 12:46 AM
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