2003.02.19 21:34 "Re: Extended TIFF-Tags", by Chris Cox
The short summary seems to be that there aren't any practical ways of supporting TIFF files larger than 4GB without altering the format in a way that makes it fundamentally incompatible with existing libraries and applications.
That is correct.
Suggested approaches include the addition of a new 64bit offset format (essentially a TIFF64 format that wouldn't work with any existing applications)
What suggested approaches?
I don't recall receiving any such suggestions. And since I'm the one currently maintaining the TIFF spec.......