2004.04.15 00:26 "[Tiff] Large TIFF files", by Lynn Quam

2004.04.26 12:05 "Re: [Tiff] Large TIFF files", by John Aldridge

That's quite an illuminating example. There are still lots of applications which don't support tiled Tiff, with the result that it's not useful as a general purpose image interchange format.

If data written in 64-bit mode is not compatible with 32-bit code in so far as that is possible, then it won't be widely supported in the forseeable future. That doesn't make it useless: within a single organisation it'd be perfectly possible to use such a format for image storage; but don't expect to be able to distribute such an image outside that controlled environment.

I expect > that after such > experience most programmers will select 64 bit, or there must be a hard > requirement > for 32 bit only.

In time, like couple of years or so, that is bound to happen either way (if ever we stop rambling and do some actual work, that is). It is not a bad thing.

I don't believe it, unfortunately.