[Tig] 8k IMAX scans... 16k next

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Sun Aug 3 17:23:59 BST 2008

On Thu, 31 Jul 2008, timothy norman huber wrote:
> Check out BigTIFF version of the libtiff library.   Aperio developed bigTIFF 
> because their scanner generates 100k x 100k images.

The normal development path of libtiff also supports BigTIFF but has 
not yet produced more than a beta release.

Regardless, 16K resolution is still smaller than uncompressed file 
sizes used for high-end (2400 DPI) desktop publishing.  Single-frame 
16 bit/sample images still fit in legacy TIFF file sizes (handles up 
to 4GB).

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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