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1999.10.14 09:09 "[Fwd: recommended strip size]", by Helene Danlos
1999.10.14 10:52 "Re: [Fwd: recommended strip size]", by Peter Nielsen

1999.10.14 10:52 "Re: [Fwd: recommended strip size]", by Peter Nielsen

Hello all,

the TIFF specification recommends to generate strips that do not contain more than 8K (uncompressed). This seems to be quite restrictive, taking into account current systems. Do you know whether it is still better to follow this recommendation, or can I assume there will be no problem if I generate, say, strips of 256K?

Helene,

IMHO 64kB is the maximum "safe" size. Strips larger than this will most likely cause trouble with some 16-bit software. (For instance 16-bit PC software may allocate a maximum of 64kB for the strip in order to always use near pointers). In my software I don't let the user save larger strips than 32kB (which should be perfectly safe with all reasonably good software).

Best regards,

Peter Nielsen

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