The current UIF document has the following issue:
1. It is not clear to me whether or not variable drawing surfaces are
supported by TIFF-FX. For example can I say that I support 2000x3000 pixels?
We have definitely agreed that we need to be able to do this as well as to
include the TIFF-FX defined, named set of drawing surfaces. It is not
supported by TIFF-FX and we need to create a profile that does support it.
Its not clear from the issue whether variable drawing surfaces is a REQUIRED
or an OPTIONAL feature of a Printer. Which are we talking about?
In talking with Lloyd McIntyre, he says that TIFF-FX does provide a way to
do variable drawing surfaces. Profile M has multiple layers. If the
background layer is given the desired resolution (and the other surfaces
have to have the same resolution), then any desired resolution can be
represented. However, I think that a device that doesn't understand the M
profile will try to display the mask layer not the background layer, so that
it might miss all of the important information that is now being conveyed in
the background layer. So there may be problems with using the M Profile to
get variable drawing surface.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Apr 20 2001 - 18:58:37 EDT