Photoshop: Why include TIFF Byte Order default as Macintosh & how to permanently change to PC?

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When on the phone with an Adobe tech I asked why when doing a Photoshop CS2015 "save as" does the Byte Order default to Macintosh, and how do I change the default to IBM PC? He offered that it's immaterial which Byte Order is selected!! So if he's correct, why does the Byte Order option even appear. He said it used to make a difference which byte order was selected, by no longer!! Adobe - get with the 21st century and offer this as an option in preferences, or simply dispose of it!!

Guess the question for Adobe is - is there a difference for all of us PC users?


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The byte order for TIFF files only really mattered for older TIFF viewers that failed to implement the TIFF format correctly.
But, there are still a few out there (like some lame video titler packages) that still only work with a specific byte order for some reason..

No, for most users there is no difference. But some users still need to select a specific byte order to make the files work with other software/hardware.