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2003.02.14 00:48 "Found an Old style JPEG creator", by Dwight Kelly
2003.02.14 01:24 "Obsolete JPEG encoding in TIFF files", by Chris Cox
2003.02.14 07:26 "Wrong URL [was: Re: Obsolete JPEG encoding in TIFF files]", by Rainer Wiesenfarth

2003.02.14 01:24 "Obsolete JPEG encoding in TIFF files", by Chris Cox

Today I discovered one of the leading producers of OldStyle JPEG (COMPRESSION=6) - Pixel Translations (www.pixtran.com). When I contacted them to ask why they continue to produce this stype of JPEG compressed TIFF when Adobe had documented COMPRESSION=7 method almost a year ago,

We just cleaned up the notes and updated it with suppliment 2 in 2002. The type 7 JPEG update came out a long time before that. (and appears to have been deleted since we posted the cleaned up version)

http://partners.adobe.com/asn.developer/graphics/graphics.html

"Compression type 7 does not adhere to the latest TIFF specification (version 6.0) for JPEG data. We support the JPEG compression format type 6 from that specification."

Adobe has not supported compression type 6 for many years, and the documentation for compression type 7 is on Adobe's web site (as well as in several of the Adobe product SDKs).

Even LIBTIFF has documented compression type 6 as being obsolete.....

Chris