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1999.06.03 19:48 "Large File Support", by Bruce Forsberg
1999.06.04 03:45 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.04 07:32 "Re: Large File Support", by Rob Tillaart
1999.06.07 07:05 "Re: Large File Support", by Rainer Wiesenfarth
1999.06.08 21:14 "Re: Large File Support", by Peter Smith
1999.06.08 21:58 "Re: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.08 22:52 "Re: Large File Support", by Peter Smith
1999.06.09 01:27 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.09 06:50 "Re: Large File Support", by Owen Pearn
1999.06.09 14:33 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.09 08:07 "Re: Large File Support", by Rob Tillaart
1999.06.04 18:35 "Re: Large File Support", by Bruce Forsberg
1999.06.07 13:03 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.09 03:05 "Re: Large File Support", by <glen@lumisys.com>
1999.06.09 13:13 "Re: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.09 13:33 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.09 14:08 "Re: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.09 18:50 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.09 18:41 "Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.10 13:21 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Hanson
1999.06.10 13:52 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam
1999.06.10 14:37 "Re: Large File Support", by John Aldridge
1999.06.10 15:10 "Re: Large File Support", by Peter Smith
1999.06.10 16:56 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.14 11:16 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.14 14:58 "Re: Large File Support", by Tom Lane
1999.06.14 15:30 "Re: Large File Support", by Eric Shapiro
1999.06.14 16:27 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Barker
1999.06.14 15:51 "Re: Large File Support", by Martin Bailey
1999.06.09 15:52 "Re: Large File Support", by Ed Grissom
1999.06.10 09:48 "Re: Large File Support", by Klaus Bartz
1999.06.10 13:05 "Re: Large File Support", by Chris Hanson
1999.06.11 01:48 "Re: Large File Support", by <glen@lumisys.com>

1999.06.10 09:48 "Re: Large File Support", by Klaus Bartz

Hi all,

from time to time there is a discussion on this list of extensions
to TIFF.
There is not only a problem with large files. Six years null-work
( last TTN in 1993 ?) will have it consequence.

I think, to change or expand it is the second step. 
The last revision of TIFF  was released at june 3, 1992. 
I have seen one EMail from a worker at Adobe in this list dated 
with 21 Feb 1997 pronoucing a draft of the TIFF 7.0. 
But after it never seen, never heard somthing of it. 
I think, Adobe will never release a new revision.

Ok, today there are some people which thinking for a extended format.
That is the first point, I think.

TIFF/IT ? For a look to it I should not pay two pence, the
price is over hundred Swiss Franken. To expensive too see, that
the spec will not help me ...

Other formats ? I do not know some which are public and can support all
my requirements - MultiPage, 1 - 32 BitsPerPixel mixed in one file, tiles
for large images, losy and lossless compression, resolution reduced
childs, and so on.
Additional I like the tagged format ( is simple to read with a hex
editor). The other format from Adobe is not so simple ...

PNG ? not the best for 1 bpp and very big images.

An own format ? No, customers will not have it.

I do not know how to create a public format ( RFC's, patent analysis,
and more shit).
I know, it will coast much time.

If a group will be established for it, I will work with - if possible.



My list for a revision is:

1. An active "police" to handle new or/and private extensions.

2. Removing old "shit" ( e.g. FillOrder 2 ).

3. Clear definitons ( e.g. PhotometricInterpretation and EOFB handling
       with CompressionFormat CCITT T.6).

4. A IFD lookup table after the FileHeader ( we have customers which
       means that they must have 1000 or more pages in one file ...).
       Tag 297 is not practicable.

5. New compression formats ( deflate, bzip2, may be as extension
       JBIG, wavlet ... )

6. IFD in front of bin data ( better for JAVA impl. ).

Facultative 64 bit support.


Klaus

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