# 1999.06.21 07:48 "Re: Controlling Rational Values", by Bjorn Brox

Why make it so complex?

The solution is as simple as the nature of the general problem I had to solve, and no simpler.

However, if absolute size of a scanned target is important, and the original scanning resolution was 200:1, and if in an image processing program the original data was downsized by a factor of three, then the resulting TIFF image tags should be updated to read 200 / 3.

XPosition
YPosition
WhitePoint
PrimaryChromaticities
YCbCrCoefficients

etc. etc.

Whatever solution you choose: When the number is 200.0, 150.0 etc, i.e. a number without any decimals my code suggestion/trick would give a better precision that yours, by storing these numbers as n/1:

if (fv == (float)((int)fv)) {
t[2*i+0] = (int)fv;
t[2*i+1] = 1L;
} else {

Trust me: it's simple and it works, and the "else" part is the original code that might need some more tuning.

BTW: Have we got anyone to take over Sam's work on keeping the source control over libtiff?

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