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

2007.07.04 17:36 "Re: [Tiff] 16-Bit-Per-Channel Lossless Compression", by Andrew Brooks

On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 18:13:40 +0100, Stephen Carlsen <sc42business@mac.com> wrote:

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.

I agree, medical and satellite images both need this.

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?

Rather, CPU is so plentiful it makes sense to always compress!