What causes TIFF library error?

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Abed Alnaif
Abed Alnaif on 22 Jul 2019
Answered: Julia R on 2 Sep 2020
I get the following error when trying to use 'saveas' to save a 'tif' image on Windows. The error happens randomly (sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't). But I'm not able to find any information on the error online. Does anyone know what causes this error, and how to avoid it? Thank you.
Error using print (line 82)
TIFF library error - 'TIFFOpenW:
Cannot open.'
Error in saveas (line 181)
print( h, name, ['-d' dev{i}] )
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Jul 2019
Could you give a sample filename that it reports?
Please check to see how much free diskspace you have on tempdir()

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Julia R
Julia R on 2 Sep 2020
I was getting the same error when saving figures using "exportgraphics". One thing that helped me is shortening filename under which I was saving it. Or to be more precise, in some cases it was the shortening of a filename itself and in other cases the shortening of the path to the location where I saved it to. In latter cases I put the folder to which I was saving the file closer to the root catalog, thus shortening the length of the path for saving the figure.

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