2005.09.23 21:11 "[Tiff] Additional Lossless Compression Schemes", by Frank Warmerdam

2005.09.25 02:53 "Re: [Tiff] Additional Lossless Compression Schemes", by Bob Friesenhahn

looking into a PCD-type scheme. Support for large images is getting more important as the years go by. We've currently got a real problem when

It may seem counter-intuitive, but I think that image file growth may peak in the next few years. The reason for this theory is that CPUs continually grow faster while image pixel counts increase but disk I/O performance has not increased so spectacularly. So the obvious solution is to apply compression. Compression is becoming "cheaper" CPU-wise as the years go by. It will be faster and more efficient to use a compressed file than an uncompressed file.

Bob Friesenhahn
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GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/