Microsoft has warned users of Windows XP Service Pack 3 of an issue that can lead to digital pictures becoming corrupted. According to Microsoft, the problem is limited to XP SP3. Microsoft has explained that when using Windows Picture or Fax Viewer to manage TIFF images, in the eventuality that a specific picture is rotated either clockwise or counterclockwise, that document will become corrupted.
A hotfix is available for this specific issue, but affected customers will have to contact Microsoft here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970922) in order to get it. “This problem only occurs to a TIFF document that is compressed in CCITT Group 3 format with 2D encoding. This problem does not occur if the TIFF document is set to read-only.