Re: Burn all GIFs day / TIFF and LZW compression

Stephen Williams (
Thu, 04 Nov 1999 18:31:01 -0800

oliver.rauch@Wolfsburg.DE said:
> As far as I understand it, GIF is not the real problem, the LZW
> compression is the problem.

LZW compression was removed from the baseline TIFF standard for exactly
this reason. The standard even says so. It is accepted as an optional
feature, and that is where the standard sits.

I personally avoid TIFF for gray and color, preferring PNG and JPEG.
They are more widely accepted anyhow.

Steve Williams                "The woods are lovely, dark and deep.              But I have promises to keep,            and lines to code before I sleep,       And lines to code before I sleep."

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