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2004.10.04 18:49 "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..." ... Andy.