2016.01.28 01:17 "Re: [Tiff] checkit_tiff, fixit_tiff - question about memmapped I/O, and invitation for quality checks", by Jürgen_Buchmüller
Am Montag, den 25.01.2016, 19:21 +0100 schrieb Romeyke, Andreas:
Because we need some validation and repair tools for TIFFs by reasons
> of digital preservation, we developed
I'll take a look at your stuff over the next days or weeks and give it a try on a number of TIFFs I have laying around here (mostly found on h ttp://bitsavers.org mirrors).
I believe the best opportunity to go forward with TIFFs is to deal with inaccuracies and to try to "cure" inaccuracies where possible, e.g. date/time formats and their variations. You can devise rules to detect and convert almost any strange date/time format to something meaningful.
Still, trying to fix and convert TIFFs to follow a baseline rule makes sense when it comes to long time preservation. I know it is (much more) important for definitely binary image data from the past.