1993.10.05 21:07 "regarding 16 bit components in tiff", by Dave Dyer
We have an application that would like to use tiff format to store images with 16 bits per component, sometimes also 4 components/pixel. Some interesting questions arise, which don't appear to be covered either in the docmentation or in common practice.
- what endian order should be used to store 16 bit components? Is this affected by the endian order used to store the header.
- what component order should be used for 4 component x 16 bit images? Likewise, should this be affected by the endian ordering of the header.
- how will 16 bit components interact with various supported compression schemes?
- are there any real world applications that support 16 bit components now? Are there any sample images available for validation purposes?