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

2007.07.05 10:27 "Re: [Tiff] BigTIFF extension", by Andrey Kiselev

On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 03:51:46PM -0300, Toby Thain wrote:

I think there's more to it than that... it's about arranging that file-open dialogs offer an appropriate list of files. The advantage of a changed suffix is that non-BigTIFF compliant applications can offer

    TIFF files (*.tif,*.tiff)

whereas ones which do support BigTIFF can offer

    TIFF files (*.tif,*.tiff,*.btf)

and in each case the user is only offered those files which the application can process.

But only if BigTIFF is *never* named *.TIF.

Exactly. And there will be BigTIFF files named *.tiff and this breaks the whole idea of the new suffix. Personally I do not see any reason to invent new suffixes, so my vote is to go with the old one.

Best regards,


Andrey V. Kiselev
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