[FWTools] sid files

Frank Warmerdam fwarmerdam at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 11:08:02 EDT 2005

On 6/28/05, Kevin Flanders <kevin at peoplegis.com> wrote:
> Can I use fwtools to create sid files from tiffs....?  Can I use fwtools to
> created tiled sid files from one large sid file of an entire town? 


I'm afraid a special (paid) license is needed in order to
get MrSID encoding support, so FWTools's GDAL does not
include the ability to write to MrSID format.  Generally folks
prepare TIFF files and use the Lizardtech provided tools
to turn these into MrSIDs.   But I don't know how the pricing
works for these. 

There is GDAL support for writing to MrSID if you have the
write API, but my understanding is that Lizardtech is quite
careful about how they license the API level encoder so it
likely wouldn't be practical to try and do that.

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