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2000.02.02 17:50 "Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF", by Myers, Randall
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2000.02.03 16:24 "Re: Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF", by Joris Van Damme
2000.02.05 20:46 "Re: Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF", by Niles Ritter
2000.02.06 01:13 "Re: Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF", by Joris Van Damme
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2000.02.05 20:46 "Re: Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF", by Niles Ritter

Andy wrote:
> I use to make Wang JPEG images the freely available "Wang Imaging for
> Windows 95."

Yeah, I wasn't aware of it. Of course I have that fancy wang thing. Thank you for pointing that out.

I wouldn't trust the M$ Wang Imaging solution for generating JPEG in TIFF. It is using a bogus implementation of the old JPEG, and no one over there seems interested in changing it. Old JPEG should never be used, since it cannot even in principle be properly implemented. It also generates bogus TIFF files at

random other times, even if OJPEG is not used.

Wang Imaging is indeed free, but unlike "libtiff", which is pretty solid, in this case you

get less than you pay for...