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

2010.01.21 12:41 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Steve Eddins

Thanks, Chris. I thought Gary's observations and questions were quite reasonable, and I'm relieved to see an informative response.


From: tiff-bounces@lists.maptools.org [mailto:tiff-bounces@lists.maptools.org] On Behalf Of Chris Cox

We can encourage the effort, but can't officially endorse a spec. because it's still in the experiment stage. There are not enough implementations to test, and not enough testing done to verify that it is complete. The same thing applies to us releasing a tech note documenting the BigTIFF changes. (ahem, this is partly the words of my management)

On 1/20/10 6:33 PM, "Bob Friesenhahn" <bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us> wrote:

Really. Interest by lots of knowledgeable engineers by a company does not constitute endorsement by the company. Is there a statement anywhere that Adobe, the corporation, endorses BigTIFF? If there is, fine.

I don't think that anyone here (except for maybe yourself) expect that Adobe should officially endorse BigTIFF. However, we do expect that eventually Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe products should and will support it.

There is simply no other file format which addresses the requirements and capabilities that TIFF provides, and Adobe products will clearly benefit from supporting it as long as there is demonstrated interoperability with other software.