[pdftex] Why was TIF support removed?

John Lawless jlawless at redwoodscientific.com
Sat Jul 12 12:38:54 CEST 2003

> Tiff files worked.  Why was it taken out?

     TIFF comes in many flavors: TIFF was designed to be a standard way
of packaging many not-so-standard formats.

     All the TIFF files with which I have worked were bitmap and, for
bitmaps, in my experience, better compression is usually possible with
png (not lossy) and jpeg (lossy), both of which are accepted by pdftex.
ImageMagick conversion software works well.

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