2009.02.25 08:01 "[Tiff] OT: Text layer possible in tiff format?", by

2009.02.27 00:56 "Re: [Tiff] OT: Text layer possible in tiff format?", by S Carlsen

Joris, Zhang, and all,

Yes, it would certainly be possible to add constructs such as image layers, text layers, masks, and so on to TIFF. (There was actually a brief discussion of this topic at least as far back as May of 2004.) It would of course take a fair amount of commitment to make it happen. But if it did happen, if it were reasonably elegant and not too difficult to implement, and if it gained some momentum and popularity, I suspect that Photoshop would eventually support it.

(Photoshop's current behavior of stuffing layers and the like into a private block of data in TIFF files was probably due to resource and scheduling constraints rather than an attempt at obfuscation -- otherwise they would have encrypted the data or not documented it.)

Best regards,

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:45 AM, Joris Van Damme (AWare Systems) < info@awaresystems.be> wrote: