2010.01.15 13:40 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Phil Harvey

2010.01.19 19:54 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Lee Howard

On 19-Jan-10, at 11:15 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

My feeling is that calling BigTIFF a new format will cause more harm than good.

... but something that does even more harm: Not coming to a consensus.

FWIW, I agree with the position that it's still TIFF. The argument to call it something different, or use a different extension, is pretty much equal to the argument that every different compression method within TIFF deserves a new name and a new extension. For better or worse, "TIFF" covers a wide range of possibilities, and there's probably no single app that supports every one of them anyway.

If my vote is worth anything, I concur with this argument. (That BigTIFF is still TIFF.)