2005.02.22 03:08 "[Tiff] "half" samples in TIFF?", by Bob Friesenhahn
Has anyone tried using TIFF files containing 16-bit floating point values in "half" format as used by OpenEXR (http://www.openexr.com/) and supported by the latest OpenGL and some Nvidia graphics adaptors? This is not supported by the TIFF specification, but it seems quite feasable to use anyway.
See http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ogl-sample/registry/ARB/half_float_pixel.txt for a short description of "half". Also see "http://www.openexr.com/details.html#halftype".
By transferring certain EXR parameters to TIFF tags, many of the EXR format benefits could be realized without needing an entirely new format and new library.
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