TIFF 6.0 Specification
Final—June 3, 1992
= 341 (155.H)
Type = the field type that best matches the sample data
This new field specifies the maximum sample value.
The SampleFormat field allows more general imaging (such as image processing)
applications to employ TIFF as a valid file format.
SMinSampleValue and SMaxSampleValue become more meaningful when im-
age data is typed. The presence of these fields makes it possible for readers to
assume that data samples are bound to the range [SMinSampleValue,
SMaxSampleValue] without scanning the image data.
[IEEE] “IEEE Standard 754 for Binary Floating-point Arithmetic”.