I think I was unclear about my misunderstanding, and maybe I was unclear about what my proposed patch does.
With the proposed patch, GIMP can export a layered image as a single, multi-image TIFF file. That is to say, each layer in the original will be saved as a separate image (or "page", if you prefer) WITHIN the TIFF file. I hope I've cleared up any confusion. If not, hopefully you can clear up mine. I don't understand the difference between a "multi-layered" tiff and a "multi-image" tiff. Dominic Canare └ d...@domstyle.net On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:22, Alexandre Prokoudine < alexandre.prokoud...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Dominic Canare wrote: > > What's the difference? Is there a benefit? When you open a multi-image > TIFF > > in GIMP, it gives you the option of importing the images as layers, and > that > > works just fine. I guess I just don't understand what that feature would > > provide for GIMP users (or anyone else, really). > > > > If there's a real benefit (and you can point me to some documentation), > I'd > > consider putting some energy into it. But honestly, good TIFF support > seems > > to be in relatively low demand (this bug report was filed over 5 years > > ago!). > > Desktop publishing is one of the areas where it makes sense. E.g. > Scribus can read multilayered TIFF files with clipping paths. The only > other supported file format like that is PSD :) > > In photography reading and saving multilayered TIFF files makes sense > too -- you read it in the original report. > > Finally, this is a question of being able to interact with the world > outside. If a client asks you to save multilayered TIFF file for > him/her, would you want to say "Sorry, can't do that, I use GIMP"? > > Alexandre Prokoudine > http://libregraphicsworld.org > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-developer mailing list > Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer >
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