On Tuesday 11 May 2004 11:01, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi there!
> I am using debian/sid gimp package and I found that I can open tif with
> lzw compression, but now write these kind of files.
> Is there any reason for this, i.e.:
> - Is tif/lzw compression excluded from gimp or only from the debian
>   build?

only from de debian build.

> - if only from the debian build, isn't the patent already phased out so
>   that it could be included?
they say it hasn't expired in certains countries (not USA) yet. 
Anyway, you can either - install the TIFF and GIOF plug-ins from the "non 
free" or "non us" repository (I am not a debian man), build the Gimp yourself 
from the sources in gimp.org, or contact your favorite debian gimp packager. 

> Thanks a lot and best wishes
> Norbert

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