2007.07.11 00:04 "[Tiff] BigTIFF, let the race begin!", by Bob Friesenhahn
Today I used GraphicsMagick in conjunction with the BigTIFF capable
libtiff (still under development) from CVS to create a 9.2GB tiled
TIFF file on an Intel FreeBSD system. Not being satisifed with that,
I then switched over to a SPARC Solaris system and created an 18GB
stripped TIFF, with one row per strip. Both files were read to verify
While GraphicsMagick can handle huge files (except for under Windows),
I am sure that some other software is better equipped for this task.
I am interested to hear about the largest BigTIFF files (with verified
readability) that people are able to write using their applications.
Let the race begin!
% tiffinfo bigtiff.tiff
TIFF Directory at offset 0x47868c010 (19200000016)
Image Width: 80000 Image Length: 80000
Sample Format: unsigned integer
Compression Scheme: None
Photometric Interpretation: RGB color
Planar Configuration: single image plane
Software: GraphicsMagick 1.2 unreleased Q8
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/