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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 11:36 "Re: [Fwd: recommended strip size]", by Klaus Bartz

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

>Helene Danlos
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