[gs-bugs] [Bug 691175] Multi-strip TIFF files cause problems with fax software

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Thu May 6 06:36:44 UTC 2010


--- Comment #10 from Lars Uebernickel <lars at uebernic.de> 2010-05-06 06:36:42 UTC ---
> It is up to Lars, but I think there is a penalty (memory?) for too-large a
> MAxStripSize. The current decision is based on a compromise between not
> punishing normal usage vs inconvenience of special/large applications.

Exactly.  Libtiff holds the data for a single strip in memory, so putting the
whole image into one strip is just not reasonable in the general case.

The 1M-default for MaxStripSize was chosen because some fax software cannot
read Multi-Strip TIFF files:  Since *most* fax pages fall under the 1M limit,
the whole image ends up in one strip for those cases (just as it did for gs <

Lee, do you have a specific problem with such faulty fax software?  Only then
would I recommend -dMaxStripSize=0.

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