2007.01.17 17:01 "Re: [Tiff] Elevation Data", by Bob Friesenhahn
Grissom, Ed wrote:
> But.... I don't see any disclaimer on SMin/Smax (Min/Max, sure, but
> not SMin/SMax)
I should have double-checked first. From the spec parts you've quoted, it seems there is indeed no 'disclaimer' on SMin/SMax. So, my bad.
Though, still, have you seen many actual use of these tags in the implied sense? If you've test images that do use them this way, I'd be very grateful for a copy.
I believe that development GraphicsMagick 1.2 uses these tags when it outputs (and reads) floating point TIFFs. The tags are assumed to indicate min and max values that bound the data range. They don't need to specify the actual min/max values of the pixels for the image itself.
Other applications may treat them as a form of black-point and white-point so that viewing applications can feel free to clip values outside of that range.
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/