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2000.03.13 14:11 "TIFF image file size", by Bruce Cameron
2000.03.13 10:46 "Re: TIFF image file size", by Frank Warmerdam
2000.03.13 17:07 "Re: TIFF image file size", by Bruce Cameron
2000.03.13 18:04 "Re: TIFF image file size", by Daniel McCoy
2000.03.28 18:25 "Re: Using 32bit floats within a tiff", by Richard E Nairn

2000.03.13 14:11 "TIFF image file size", by Bruce Cameron

A colleague has the following error when animage processing program [OrthoBase] finishes and writes a TIFF image file --

                Error writing data for field "BitsPerSample"

Now this is a very large file [over 3 Gbytes], and OrthoBase says it is because

"The TIFF header limits size to 32 bits (2Gig) (pixels or bytes - I'd have to check) even if file system supports larger files."

I am not aware of a size limit, and even if it were the actual error makes no sense - the BitsPerSample tag is a UINT16 but actual values in that field should in no way get that big.

Comments on file size limits and the meaning of that error are solicited.