On Friday 05 November 2004 03:50, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
. The TIFF
> format is rather complex and GIMP doesn't support all features of
> it. There are also quite a bunch of application-specific extensions
> which can be considered proprietary. If your image is using those,
> there is little chance that you will be able to open it in anything
> else but the application that created it.
> Sven

Just FYI, the typesetting program pdftex (part of the TeX typesetting 
suite) has dropped support for Tiff files for just this reason. There are 
too many competing variants out there. As of now regular TeX and LaTeX  
support Encapsulated PostScript only and pdftex/pdflatex support PNG, JPEG 
and PDF format (the latter is easily derivable from PostScript files via a 

Printers however still accept Tiff files for cover art etc. Go figure!

John Culleton

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