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2017.08.26 13:56 "Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paul Hemmer
2017.08.26 14:19 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2017.08.26 14:54 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paul Hemmer
2017.08.26 15:14 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paavo Helde
2017.08.26 15:22 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paul Hemmer
2017.08.26 15:31 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paul Hemmer
2017.08.26 17:44 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paavo Helde
2017.08.26 15:23 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2017.08.26 15:31 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Roger Leigh
2017.08.26 15:38 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paul Hemmer

2017.08.26 17:44 "Re: Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen", by Paavo Helde

Yes, of course. If the intent is to reach the widest possible audience 
then standard TIFF would still be a better option than BigTIFF.


On 26.08.2017 18:22, Paul Hemmer wrote:
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> I see, thank you.
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> But if a small file is saved with BigTIFF format, then the viewing 
> software still must support BigTIFF, correct?
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> *From:* tiff-bounces@lists.maptools.org 
> <tiff-bounces@lists.maptools.org> on behalf of Paavo Helde 
> <paavo@osa.pri.ee>
> *Sent:* Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:14 AM
> *To:* tiff@lists.maptools.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Tiff] Determining use of "w" or "w8" in TIFFOpen
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> On 26.08.2017 17:54, Paul Hemmer wrote:
>> ie. can BigTIFF be used for files that are smaller than 4GB due to 
>> the compression?
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> Absolutely, you can encode a 100 byte file as BigTIFF, it's just a 
> file format. Actually there is some wisdom in producing all TIFF files 
> as BigTIFF regardless of size as this helps to ensure beforehand that 
> the workflows using those files are prepared to work with large files.
>
> hth
> Paavo
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