2005.08.04 15:36 "Re: [Tiff] tiff unknown field of tag", by Steven Woody
"Joris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> i got back some scaned tiff's from a photo lab. openning with xv or gimp
>> just got a warning message: unkown field of tag 34665(0x8769). i want to know >> what's wrong with thoese files and how do a work around.
> The warning is to be regarded as quite harmless. Any unknown (private) tag will > generate that warning, but by definition, a private tag should not contain
> crucial data if the image is proper TIFF intended for interchange.
so i changed my qustion to how do i suppress the warning messages of 'xv' when it counts unkonwn tags? its really borning and disturbing.
>> 1. what means "ICC Profile: <present>"? and what is ICC?
> There's a tag directory you can consult, with a search page that responds to the > decimal tag code or even search query like 'icc' or any somesuch:
> The ICC Profile tag page that you can thus find contains a short decription,
> which in this particular case is pretty useles for you, as well links to the ICC > specification and the mother of all open source ICC (color management)
>> 2. i noticed this file is uncompressed. so what's the benefit the lab save
>> result in tiff rather than a bmp?
> I wouldn't know where to start, all depends on your application which of many
> dozens of advantages, and dissadvantages, that are relevant for you. Perhaps you > may find the short introduction to the format in the TIFF FAQ useful:
thank you. i will read it.
Joris Van Damme
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