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

2007.07.04 17:13 "[Tiff] 16-Bit-Per-Channel Lossless Compression", by Stephen Carlsen

It seems to me that none of the lossless compression schemes commonly used in TIFF are very effective at compressing 16 bit or 32 bit data. And, with technologies such as Camera Raw gaining in popularity rapidly, there's a lot more 16 bit data out there.

If we can come up with a simple approach that gives us on the order of 2:1 compression of 16 bit photographs, is this useful, or are storage space and bandwidth now so inexpensive that we don't care any more?