2000.10.10 06:09 "Re: IFD / Image data ordering", by Tom Lane
As I read the RFC 2301 spec, it looks like you have more than one challenge, because not only does it say that the offsets SHALL be written out with forward-only IFD pointers, but the byte-order of the file SHALL be little-endian (Intel),
Sheesh. How did RFC 2301 get accepted? Obviously they carefully refrained from allowing it to be reviewed by anyone with a clue about TIFF.
regards, tom lane