2007.08.22 06:13 "[Tiff] How to handle big single-strip images?", by Oliver Geisen
i wonder what will happen if one opens an tiff image where all the data is in a SINGLE strip (some writers offer this option) and also compressed (G4) and someone tries to use TIFFReadScanline with it? I would expect that libtiff needs to read the whole strip, because it's compressed, into memory. Or is it possible to read compressed data by chunks?
If this image is also very large (e.g. 30,000 by 40,000 pixels) this could be very memory intensive, maybe blow up the whole system.
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