2003.05.05 20:51 "Re: 16bit floats", by Chris Cox
is here anybody who uses floats with 16bit in here/his application? I would like to read / write and to exchange images within this format with others. But I am not aware of any application wich allready reads this data type.
We are working with 16-bit float images as well but use the OpenEXR format (www.openexr.org). It's based on a floatingpoint representation called "half" wich is used by NVIDIA in their new graphic cards as well.
Maybe, it would be possible/good/desirable to extend the set of supported types of the libtiff to include this "half" type.
Remember that LibTIFF does not define TIFF. If you want new data types, you need to talk to Adobe.