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

timothy norman huber timothyhuber at mac.com
Mon Aug 4 05:03:01 BST 2008

On Aug 3, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> 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).

Agreed.  At ~15MB per channel, even a renderfarm kicking out 16bit 4k  
EXR files with highlight, specular, shadow etc passes won't blow threw  
4GB per file limits.    Still a neat piece of code though.


Timothy Huber
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