2007.07.01 03:01 "[Tiff] Big TIFF Sample Files", by

2007.07.03 16:06 "Re: [Tiff] Big TIFF Compression", by Bob Friesenhahn

A bit of a hi-jack, but it's a valid question. All these people who want to use BigTIFF, what sort of compression are they planning on using? Any? None? Is their image data 1 bit (Huffman, G3, G4, LZW, JBIG or...) or 8 bit (LZW, Flate or...)?

By 2010, affordable 4 terrabyte disk drives will be available for your PC. Affordable 750GB disk drives are already available. It is pointless for us to wonder how or why since it is already clear what must be supported in order for TIFF to be anything more than a legacy format in the not-so-distant future.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/