2002.07.03 13:26 "Photometric interpretation for grey-scale JPEG", by Jon Saxton
I had a discussion on this topic recently with another member of this mailing list.
I encountered a bunch of JPEG-in-TIFF images which were encoded with a Photometric Interpretation tag set to 6 (YCrCb) and it seemed to me that this should be perfectly acceptable even though the TIFF 6.0 document says that greyscale images should be flagged as either 0 (MINISWHITE) or 1 (MINISBLACK).
As I understand matters, the luminance component of the image can be viewed as a greyscale image regardless of the weighting coefficients. In other words, it is the equivalent of an image comprising just the Y channel.
Is this correct? If so, then should 6 be an acceptable PI for grey JPEG-in-TIFF?
On consistency grounds, this actually seems more "correct" to me than the recommended values.
Jon Saxton <email@example.com> OS/2 software developer
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