2004.09.16 19:12 "[Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Joris Van Damme

2004.09.17 21:41 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF Tag Value Count issue", by Chris Cox

On some of the issues like 32-bit datatypes where concepts about complex data types being introduced. I feel like we are stepping towards stuff that could hugely complicate our effort. In my mind, BigTIFF is about a near-minimal extension to TIFF to support very large images. I have seen lots of image format specification efforts go off the rails in an effort to be over general and I hope our minor revision to support big files won't fall into that sort of second-system effect.

Yes, the idea is to make this a simple transition.

So the question comes back to: is there any real need for a count of more than 4 bytes?