Trouble with .tif format images

I have some tif’s on an SD card, and when I try to view them I just get some kind of default wallpaper icon.

Then, after I was able to transfer one of the images into the camera roll (using the Album feature), I see that the image is at a reduced resolution.  It went from ~12 MP to less than 2 MP.

Does the Media Player not work with .tif’s?  It’s listed as a supported format in iOS.

Does the Media Player rescale photos when it transfers them?