2005.09.23 21:11 "[Tiff] Additional Lossless Compression Schemes", by Frank Warmerdam

2005.09.27 02:58 "Re: [Tiff] Additional Lossless Compression Schemes", by Joris Van Damme


So do you want to pass up BigTIFF in favor of JPEG2000 compressed TIFF. :-)

I've resisted making the troll remark that was on my mind throughout this thread for some time now, but in answer to this, I cannot resist any longer...

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As to new compression schemes in TIFF... I've seen JPEG2000 discussed before in the list, multiple times, and so have you, and we'll probably see it again when the next hybernation cycle is over, and the next, and the next...

Same applies to BigTIFF. Except for one difference. I've put up a page about it over at http://www.awaresystems.be/. This means

a) I for one am going ahead, no matter what. If other people don't support it and make it into a meaningfull standard, then at least my code will make it into a very local defacto standard, whatever that's worth. The new tag viewer that is still under developement does already support BigTIFF, which is meaningless without writing software, and when a tag editor and such will be released, it'll include convertion from TIFF to BigTIFF and the other way around, amongst other BigTIFF support probably, even though that is most likely rather meaningless without other writing software.

Sometimes a man's gotta do pretty useless stuff, because not commiting to anything all by itself, is pretty useless too.

b) When BigTIFF next awakes from its traditional hybernation cycle, discussion can't probably start from scratch all over again, like it always did before. If nothing else, at least it'll be less boring and frustrating that way to all of us who remember previous discussions.

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Pretty grim eh? Well, I warned you it is a troll remark... Hope you'll all forgive me.

Joris Van Damme
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