TIFF and LibTiff Mail List Archive


2000.03.26 20:01 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by Howard Kaikow
2000.03.26 19:09 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by Niles Ritter
2000.03.27 08:38 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by Niclas Borlin
2000.03.28 07:51 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by David Kelly
2000.03.27 15:48 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by Tom Lane
2000.03.28 10:36 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by cszigetv
2000.03.29 19:22 "RE: VB and TIFF", by Howard Kaikow
2000.03.29 20:14 "RE: VB and TIFF", by Howard Kaikow
2000.03.29 20:31 "RE:Scope of TIFF list", by Scott Wagner
2000.03.29 20:43 "Re: Scope of TIFF list", by Tom Lane
2000.03.29 21:35 "Re: Scope of TIFF list", by Kin Wong
2000.03.29 22:26 "Re: RE:Scope of TIFF list", by John Hamill

2000.03.26 19:09 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by Niles Ritter

I found the following in my dusty archives.

What is the status of TIFF 7?

At 10:07 AM 2/21/97 -0600, Bryan H. Maret wrote: >At 01:17 PM 2/21/97 +0100, Ingela Johansson wrote: >>When will version 7.0 of the TIFF specification be released?


>A draft of the TIFF 7.0 spec is under review within Adobe at this time. We

 The last I heard from any TIFF techs was over three years ago, and they

were about to send me a draft of the spec but got word that higher-ups wanted to "review" the issue further. Never heard back. Since then the techsup email address had been disabled.

TIFF, as an Aldus-Microsoft development, has always been the green-haired stepchild at Adobe, ever since they acquired Aldus (*). They've never known what to do with it, and I think secretly hope if they ignore it enough it will just

go away. As evidence, for a while they continued to support the Tag-registry for extending and creating new tags that Aldus started, but try logging into Adobe's website now and getting any tech-support without joining some kind of (expensive) partners programs. This is kind of a bummer because there are a lot of new open-source developments that could really benefit from having a couple of TIFF tags to store the auxiliary data. We got GeoTIFF in just under the wire...

Has *anyone* been able to register a new tag in the last three years?