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2001.10.03 19:05 "OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Scott Marovich
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2001.10.05 02:21 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Joris Van Damme
2001.10.05 03:16 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Niles Ritter
2001.10.05 13:00 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Leonard Rosenthol
2001.10.05 18:58 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Joris Van Damme
2001.10.05 17:00 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Tore Bostrup
2001.12.02 16:28 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Jon Saxton
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2001.10.05 13:00 "Re: OJPEG & Wang Images (long)", by Leonard Rosenthol

After reading your list of "features" for TIFF 7.0 - it dawned on me that you were pretty much describing PDF. Which is also what Adobe determined when they were looking at the potential futures for TIFF, and pretty much left TIFF to "rot on the vine".

Why would you want to take a nice multipage raster image format that can handle both "web" and "prepress" graphics and start hacking it up to turn it into something else. Especially when that something (PDF) is a publicly documented and well supported format, with numerous open source implementations.

There are certainly things that could be improved/enhanced in TIFF, but let's keep it TIFF and not try to make it something it's not.

Leonard
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