HD View Utilities 1.10 July 14 Release RRS feed

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  • I apologize for the down time on our server.  The issue is now fixed.

    There are two minor updates in this release:

    1) the ability to specify a maximum size for a zip archive, and if necessary have tile-sets to span multiple archives.
    2) fixed a bug in the downsampling filter that caused a slight color offset between levels

    I'm sorry but this release does not include bigtiff support.   I think that you are the first to ask for this.  If this is an important feature, we can look into it.
    Friday, July 17, 2009 9:18 PM
  • Thanks for fixing the issue.

    I do think BigTIFF would be an important feature, especially in the digital pathology arena. When we digitize slide samples the file sizes can alot of times exceed 4 gig limit of TIFF. I noticed you were using a version of libtiff from the output of hdmake, here's a link to an implementation of BigTIFF with libtiff:


    Kind Regards,

    Saturday, July 18, 2009 4:00 PM
  • BigTIFF is an important feature - even some panoramic pictures get into this size range. I was disappointed to see that even 1.11 is not linked against a bigtiff compatible version of libtiff and hope that you revisit this issue!
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:46 PM
  • Essential! BigTiff is big in Bio- and Geo-imaging - the scans that we are getting off of slide microscope digitizers are running 50% BigTiff, due to their having more than 4 gigapixels in an image. I am pretty much stuck right now since I can't fins a tool to split them up into pieces which would be manageable by hdmake. ANYONE have any ideas?
    Monday, August 29, 2011 7:22 PM