2007.03.27 15:03 "[Tiff] support for 24 bit floats?", by William B Thompson

2007.03.28 15:09 "Re: [Tiff] support for 24 bit floats?", by Andrey Kiselev

On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 04:09:08PM +0200, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:

Can the RGBA interface work with the 24-bit float sample type to get a preview?

No. But it can't work with 32-bit floating point either and even 16-bit integer approach is not good. So I am considering RGBAImage API as dumb and simple and I do not know how it can be improved without growing into complete interactive image viewing application. I think it is a task for libraries like gdk-pixbuf to be able to handle complex images sensibly. Unfortunately many of these middleware libraries (and gtk-pixbuf is an example) do not provide any added value over libtiff's RGBAImage functionality, so viewers based on them also have all the limitations of RGBAImage.

Best regards,


Andrey V. Kiselev
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