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1996.12.07 01:14 "TIFFGetField() colormap entries", by John Lussmyer
1996.12.09 07:28 "Re: TIFFGetField() colormap entries", by Karsten Spang
1996.12.09 13:34 "Re: TIFFGetField() colormap entries", by Iñigo López
1996.12.09 15:46 "nice TIFF viewer", by Sabine Koch
1996.12.09 17:06 "nice TIFF viewer", by Iñigo López

1996.12.09 15:46 "nice TIFF viewer", by Sabine Koch

Is there any TIFF viewer out there that really reads and uses the Resolution information of an image? I mean, the viewer whould read the resolution field of a TIFF file, and find out that the image was scanned at 300 dpi, for example. Then, it knows that the monitor has a resolution of 72 dpi (or 96 dpi, or whatever) and rescales the image so that it appears at the correct size. But, if we want to print the image, it will send a full resolution copy to the printer.

This is a nice idea but would you really trust the resolution in the resolution tag? As this resolution can be changed, e.g. for printing purposes you can never be sure that it is really the original scanning resolution saved in this field.


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