[gdal-dev] tiff support: internal or external?

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Mon Sep 1 13:43:40 EDT 2008

Thank you for the clarification, Frank.

Yes, I am using the latest versions of the libraries. Good to know that 
with the internal option I do not have to install the external 
libtiff/libgeotiff libraries.


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Andreas Neumann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am wondering what are the pros and cons of using tiff support from
>> internal or external (libtiff, libgeotiff). Are there any limitations 
>> with
>> either approach? I am specifically wondering about the consequences with
>> the bigtiff support. Do both approaches support bigtiff if I use the most
>> recent versions?
>> Thanks for any hints on what is the better option.
> Andreas,
> I think internal and external libtiff+libgeotiff should be equivelent
> as long as you are essentially using "cvs head" of libtiff and libgeotiff.
> So, the internal copies are generally there for convenient building, but
> if you are preparing complex binaries then using external copies of libtiff
> and libgeotiff may be more appropriate, such as I do with OSGeo4W and 
> FWTools.
> Best regards,


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