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2019.03.29 19:14 "[Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Paul Hemmer
2019.03.29 19:35 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Scott Ribe
2019.03.29 19:40 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Paul Hemmer
2019.03.29 20:32 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Daniel McCoy
2019.03.30 14:03 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Even Rouault
2019.03.30 14:15 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Kemp Watson
2019.03.29 23:02 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Bob Friesenhahn
2019.03.30 12:44 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Paul Hemmer
2019.03.30 13:43 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Roger Leigh
2019.03.30 13:47 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Bob Friesenhahn
2019.03.30 13:57 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Paavo Helde
2019.03.30 14:06 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Kemp Watson
2019.03.30 20:15 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Paavo Helde
2019.03.30 14:28 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Kemp Watson
2019.03.30 18:43 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Paul Hemmer

2019.03.30 14:03 "Re: [Tiff] combining TIFF images, not multi-page", by Even Rouault

On vendredi 29 mars 2019 19:14:53 CET Paul Hemmer wrote:

I found tiffcp in the distribution, and it does a nice job of taking multiple files and combining them into a multi-page TIFF.

I have a folder full of images and I want to combine them into one large TIFF (possibly BigTIFF as needed) not as a multi-page TIFF but by concatenating the files side by side (left to right) into a single page TIFF.

Is this possible using LibTIFF? To append pixel data incrementally to an existing file? The goal is that I can create the resulting file without having to allocate enough RAM to hold everything in memory to be written at once.

You may use GDAL, and its https://gdal.org/gdal_merge.html utility, to create such a mosaic. It will use modest amount of RAM (if your final image is very large, like 10's million of pixels or more, then tiling will be highly recommended)

GDAL is mainly for geospatial imagery, but can be abused to do things like you mention. You will need to asociate a worldfile (.wld) (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_file) to each source image, so as to attribute them fake coordinates in the final mosaic Like for the first image:

1
0
0
-1
0 <--x coordinate in the final image
0

If the first image was 1024 pixel wide, for the second image:

1
0
0
-1
1024 <--x coordinate in the final image
0

etc etc

The https://gdal.org/gdaladdo.html uility can be used to create pyramids.

Even

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