1999.11.26 11:00 "Alternative to LZW (was Re: tiffcp)", by John Aldridge
ZIP seems about the best unpatented lossless method out there, so it's probably what would have been adopted.
How about PNGs algorithm? I'm not suggesting the interleaving stuff; but I thought the spatial filtering bits were important in order to get the best out of the subsequent ZIP style compression.
I'm fed up with not having a decent free lossless compression algorithm available for TIFF, too. Is there some way this group can move things along?