2004.10.01 07:22 "[Tiff] BigTIFF extension issue", by Joris Van Damme

2004.10.04 18:49 "Re: [Tiff] Re: BigTIFF extension issue", by Andy Cave

Hi All.

If we use a new extension, given "jpg & jp2" I would vote on "tif & tf2" (as opposed to png (worse) or btf or tf8). However, even there, jp2 is because it's named JPEG2000 from which the jp and 2 come from which is not quite the case here. I would still vote for .tif[f].

Since customers are mentioned, imagine what a customer is going to say:

sales person - "you should upgrade to v2.x 'cause it supports tf2/tf8/bigtif/..."
customer - "oh - I've never heard about that - what is tf2/tf8/bigtif/..."
sales person - "hum - actually it's tiff"
customer - "ugh? why's it called tf2/tf8/bigtif/... then and not tiff?"
sales person - "hum... 'cause it's bigger"
customer - "what do you mean it's bigger?"
sales person - "it allows for larger image/file sizes"
customer - "oh - so it's a tiff file, but bigger"
sales person - "yes, you've got it"
customer - "so how big is big"
sales person - "it's very big..."