2009.02.12 21:10 "[Tiff] warning and errors", by Philip Watkinson

2009.02.13 17:27 "Re: [Tiff] warning and errors", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Fri, 13 Feb 2009, Joris Van Damme (AWare Systems) wrote:

TIFF is a very flexible format. There are proprietary usages of TIFF which require special tags in order for the proprietary software to be able to read the file correctly. If a program using libtiff opens one of these files then the result may be gibberish. However, the user is likely to see a wrong looking image.

I humbly dissagree. TIFF only works if you separate the 'nominal' layer from the 'proprietary extension' layer. For example, say some app needs to store

I didn't mean to indicate "approval" for this sort of proprietary usage which leads to gibberish. None of my email indicates approval (or disproval). I simply indicated that such files do exist.

Bob Friesenhahn
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