2004.05.13 20:45 "Re: [Tiff] Very big images", by Chris Cox
Photoshop CS has a bug in the PackBits decompression on Windows - it's a compiler code generation bug.
Your image may open on Photoshop CS on the Macintosh.
Yes, there is a 4 Gig hard limit to TIFF files. But most applications won't read files over 2 Gig.
I wrote a program which creates TIFF images. So I ve created a 30000x15000 TIFF image and everything went well and I can see it in Photoshop CS.
I retried with a 60000x30000 TIFF image and the creation was correct and I have a 5,3 Go file (created with PACKBIT compression). BUT I can not open it in any software (even Photoshop CS doesn t work).
Is there a limit of the size of a TIFF image? (maybe it s juste a memory problem, I have 2 Go ram on PC/Win2000 ?)
thanks for your help,