2004.01.23 04:48 "[Tiff] How to convert MINISBLACK to PHOTOMETRIC_RGB", by Pushkar Pradhan

2004.01.23 17:57 "Re: [Tiff] How to convert MINISBLACK to PHOTOMETRIC_RGB", by Joris Van Damme

"sample" == "band" == "channel" == "component" ==?

Thanks Frank. Now I know I finally did understand it correctly. Am I also correct in thinking that the only proper way ignorant software (as in software that doesn't know about how the image came about or what it is intended to contain) can correctly interpret this 3-channel image as a grayscale image with 2 extra channels that have no specified application/meaning? If ignorant software were to have to render this image, the correct thing to do is to render the first channel as grayscale, and discard the others as far as rendering is concerned, is that right? I realize this may also be trivial questions, but this thread is very confusing.