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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>

1999.06.09 13:33 "Re: Large File Support", by Frank Warmerdam

"Grissom, Ed" wrote:
> Glen, I think your idea has merit, and something like this would probably be
> the right way to go for any TIFF library.
> 
> However, we first need a specification that describes the details of the new
> format.   This new format would _have_ to have the "magic" number changed
> since the initial IFD offset will be 8 bytes instead of 4.  If we don't
> change the magic we will break all existing TIFF readers.
> 
> Could we call this TIFF ? I believe that Adobe has the name trademarked or
> copyrighted (whichever is appropriate).  Could we use all the ideas in TIFF
> (tags, tag names, etc..) without Adobe's blessing ?  At the start of the
> TIFF 6.0 document there is some info on how to request changes to TIFF, but
> I have had no success trying to get Adobe to pay attention to me.

Folks,

If we change the format enough that the existing libraries cannot be easily
adapted to supporting the old, and new formats I think we should ask ourselves
whether the world needs yet another image format.

Assuming that we could get away with calling it TIFF64, and that libtiff
could be adapted to supporting the old and new format I think it would be 
world pursing a 64bit version of the format. 

I would hope we could do this in a way that other TIFF reading libraries 
could be fairly easily adapted to also support the TIFF64 standard.  I think
this should be one of our objectives.  Of course, keeping essentially the same
model with modest changes in the format to support larger numbers should go
a long way to satisfying that objective. 

Best regards,

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