2007.07.03 18:37 "[Tiff] BigTIFF extension?", by Phil Harvey

2007.07.05 20:14 "Re: [Tiff] Re: BigTIFF", by Michael Wolf

On Thu, 05 Jul 2007 18:23:14 +0200, Gary McGath <gary@hulmail.harvard.edu> wrote:

Just to jump in here...

The cases aren't the same. An older TIFF reader will recognize such a file as intended to be TIFF, and will get stuck only when it encounters certain tags. It's always been recognized that newer TIFF versions will have new tags. An existing TIFF reader will not recognize any BigTIFF file as TIFF.

Does that make a difference to the end user? If the app I use can't open the file I'm screwed, either way. And whatever the error is, the end use is unlikely to be able to get it fixed. So back to sender it goes... which is usually the only way to get a "can't open this" fixed. (reply: "Oh, can't you open a TIFF with the BIG option?" - insert any other "option" of choice).


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