2004.07.08 23:14 "[Tiff] LZW and libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn

2004.07.10 17:49 "Re: [Tiff] LZW and libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn

ImageMagick also appears to be re-enabling LZW by default (http://studio.imagemagick.org/magick/viewtopic.php?p=192) though it's hard to say for sure since this announcement is old.

GraphicsMagick switched to enable LZW compression the default on the 8th, and we expect that future binary distributions will have LZW enabled.

Most of the discussions I've seen about this topic are about GIF. People seem to forget about LZW compression in TIFF. This is important as it is the best non-lossy compression algorithm supported by virtually all TIFF readers. (Deflate is not as widely supported,



Bob Friesenhahn