1999.11.24 19:34 "tiffcp", by Ruediger

1999.11.26 14:22 "Re: Alternative to LZW (was Re: tiffcp)", by Frank Warmerdam

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?


Well, I doubt there is much we can do to make a new compression format for TIFF, and to expect to have it widely supported. However, I would be game to lift some code out of the PNG library to implement a new compression type in TIFF. Just keep in mind that it isn't going to be widely supported.


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