2004.04.15 00:26 "[Tiff] Large TIFF files", by Lynn Quam

2004.04.22 22:31 "Re: [Tiff] Large TIFF files", by Joris Van Damme

Yes, there is some desire to fix old problems with TIFF in addition to extending the file length.

OK, so there is, and I'm not saying there's not. What I am asking myself, and you, is, do you think it is preferable to


In my opinion, if you prefer revolution over evolution, then here's one revolution that really does add something usefull: memory managment in the new TIFF file format. Since blocks are relocatable, but not managed, things are now readable and writable, but not (really) editable. A new file format > 4 gig would make memory managment provisions really worthwhile, due to its size and thus the enourmous cost of trans-read-writing whole files to simply change a few tags and add/delete a few pages. *That* is a worthwhile addition, ASCII tags are a nowadays very common waste, and re-inventing the wheel is wasting time and repeating history and cummulating same old new scruff all over again. Or at least, that's my opinion.

Joris Van Damme
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