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2005.05.10 10:32 "[Tiff] range of strip and tile sizes", by Katrina Maramba
2005.05.10 15:37 "Re: [Tiff] range of strip and tile sizes", by Antoine

2005.05.10 15:37 "Re: [Tiff] range of strip and tile sizes", by Antoine

Would like to ask if there is some sort of a range of values for the sizes of the strips and the tiles of a tiff file?

- Or can it be any number like 1 byte or 9 million bytes?

Pretty much anything - you have either a 2 byte or 4 byte unsigned int to play with in terms of size (for the strips at least, haven't thought about tiles). The only restriction is that you need to be able to represent it with the right one (4 bytes is safer, though maybe overkill... if you need to save every single byte you can :-)). The thing is that if you have a 1gig strip then the chances of getting a viewer that won't die on you are pretty small...

Cheers
Antoine

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