[Pythonmac-SIG] Does PIL handle OS X TIFFs?
tjk at ams.org
Wed Sep 17 09:02:58 EDT 2003
If I could see an example TIFF file, I will see how well it
works with libtiff. You know, perhaps someone can write a
PyObjC wrapper for libtiff...
And now that I think of it, I can produce my own sample TIFF
file, as I have MacOS X. Doh!
Regarding PIL: I use the nifty little tool imgtops, which is
based on PIL. PIL does not handle CCITT Group 3/4 compressed
TIFF images, which is shame, because before the advent of JBIG2,
CCITT Group 3/4 compression was the best way of compressin b/w
On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Just van Rossum wrote:
> Dinu Gherman wrote:
> > This is exactly what I think of PIL! But it would be interesting
> > to know what makes these Mac TIFFs so special that PIL can safely
> > decide to ignore them? Well, I'll ask the expert...
> This can of course easily be turned around: why did Apple choose to use
> a non-mainstream variation of TIFF? I know nothing about TIFF format
> details, but if it were a mainstream format, I'm sure PIL would've
> supported it.
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