1997.03.11 18:29 "RE: Writing tiff files in strip format", by Brian McDougle
Multi-strip TIFF files were designed so that you can decompress an image in the smallest possible chunk of memory. Consequently, you can choose any number of rows per strip when you compress the image. It all depends upon the compression engine and the expected decompression engine.
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ISV Support Group
Canon Information Systems, Inc.