2005.11.09 05:00 "Re: [Tiff] How located pixels with BitsPerSample not bound to byte?", by Chris Cox
You misunderstood my feelings about byteswapping 24bit data...
All by itself, I do think the convention to byteswap this is unfortunate, you got that right.
However, I feel it is much more important that we have a person or organisation with authority, that jumps in when needed, and provides standardized conventions for us. I mean, there is no 'right' or 'wrong' (even if there is 'fortunate' and 'maybe less fortunate'), there is only 'convention', as in 'specification', or, much worse, the lack of it.
I agree that we should feel very fortunate that Chris Cox works for Adobe and takes care to describe Adobe TIFF extensions in the form of a specification. There is almost always someone available to disagree with any opinion or statement.
Speaking of specifications, a while back Chris posted a draft specification for 16/24 bit floats in TIFF (as supported by Photoshop CS2) but I have not noticed that a final version of that document has been posted yet.
Not yet - I was hoping for an independent implementation and confirmation that I got the code and constants correct. (if the sample 16/24/32 bit files all come out the same - then it works)