[gdal-dev] Fwd: Re: [Tiff] Libtiff will be released soon

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Sat Nov 10 07:13:09 PST 2018

Hi all,

Due to Adobe no longer assigning TIFF tags / tags value, and someone mentionning that
the previously values use for COMPRESSION_ZSTD and COMPRESSION_WEBP were already taken,
those have been just changed:


I'll resynchronize the internal GDAL copy with that, which means that if you have
existing TIFF file using ZStd / WebP compression, they will no longer be recognized.
I imagine we could come with a hack to still recognize the old values, but I don't
plan to go to that complication unless really needed.


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Subject: Re: [Tiff] Libtiff will be released soon
Date: samedi 10 novembre 2018, 09:00:18 CET
From: Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us>
To: Roger Leigh <rleigh at codelibre.net>
CC: tiff at lists.maptools.org

On Fri, 9 Nov 2018, Roger Leigh wrote:
> We could potentially do the same.  Assuming the tags are allocated in a
> linear order, if we jumped all the way to e.g. 50000 we would avoid
> clashes with Adobe tag registration for some time to come.  Or if Adobe
> could grant us a chunk of e.g. 1000 tags, we could manage their usage
> and standardisation ourselves.

I just submitted a changeset such that COMPRESSION_ZSTD is changed to 
50000 and COMPRESSION_WEBP is changed to 50001.

Bob Friesenhahn
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