Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Support for #TIFF in #Commons

With no fanfare support for TIFF files has been enabled on Commons. This is great news as it allows us to see the many many original images as we started with them before a digital restoration. In this way the provenance of all these images is strengthened.

The above screen shot shows a tiff on commons. When you want to see a picture in all its glory, the picture is downloaded to your computer and it is presented by a program that knows how to deal with tiffs.

As you may know, the development of the software was funded by the German chapter, the software has been brought silently in production. This may be because many of the tiff pictures are not showing properly yet.

It is however great that things are coming together. I am happy with the first tiff support. Better now then waiting for perfection, this gives more people a challenge :)
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