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Viewing Images Online

Some STN files include technical drawings, chemical structures, trademarks, complete pages of publications, and other graphical images.

 Downloaded images may be in one of these file formats:

Image Format

File Extension







Structure Image


When you display records on STN using display formats that include images, STN Express® automatically downloads the images to your PC. The files are named according to the name of your transcript, a sequential number, and the appropriate extension for the image type.

For example, if your transcript is named silane.trn, the first TIFF image downloaded is named silane001.tif. If the next image is a GIF image, it is named silane002.gif. If you are not capturing a transcript, the image files are named IMAGE001.TIF, etc.

When you browse a transcript offline, you have the option of viewing the downloaded TIFF, JPEG, and GIF images in the context of your transcript. Structure images are automatically displayed in your transcript.

JPEG and GIF are common image file formats. Use your own image or graphics software to view individual JPEG and GIF images.

To view a TIFF image while online:

  1. Select View TIFF image from the File menu.  A TIFF File dialog is displayed.  

  2. Select a file name and click Open.  The image is displayed in the TIFF File Display window.

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