2005.02.02 09:56 "[Tiff] Tiff differences", by Duarte Costa

2005.02.02 15:43 "Re: [Tiff] Tiff differences", by Andy Cave

And fix the tiff writer to put out a page with decent strips.

I think it's just as much the fault of the writer as it is the reader. In this case, as you mention, if the reader can read it scanline at a time then it 'could' read it. However, I say 'could'. If the reader needed random access to the file, then it can't (unless it caches it - which is essentially converting it to a degree to a 'strip' based method, even if that's scanline). OK - it could in this case 'cause the file is not compressed. However, if it were compressed the file would be in the same 'mess'.

Writing a certain number of strips is so easy, that it's pure laziness on the part of the writer in my opinion.

Anyone who outputs a single strip tiff file should be shot.