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2009.02.14 11:55 "[Tiff] Different output with the same image???", by blp330
2009.02.14 15:55 "Re: [Tiff] Different output with the same image???", by blp330
2009.02.16 12:03 "Re: [Tiff] Different output with the same image???", by Gerben Vos
2009.02.16 15:10 "Re: [Tiff] Different output with the same image???", by Bob Friesenhahn
2009.03.16 12:36 "Re: [Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression", by Gerben Vos
2009.03.16 07:11 "[Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression", by Sanjeev Balachander
2009.03.16 10:54 "Re: [Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression", by Gerben Vos
2009.04.04 16:48 "Re: [Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression", by Sanjeev Balachander

2009.03.16 12:36 "Re: [Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression", by Gerben Vos

The "#define JPEG_LIB_VERSION 61 /* Version 6a */" indicates the version of the *JPEG* library. The JPEG library can be downloaded separately from http://www.ijg.org/. The current version of the JPEG library is actually version 6b (and has been since 1999).

In fact, I'm surprised that you find a file called "jpeglib.h" in libtiff. It's not supposed to be there; it's part of libjpeg. Please don't confuse the two.

The *TIFF* compression type numbers (of which 6 and 7 indicate a type of JPEG compression) have nothing at all to do with the version number of the JPEG library.

In fact, the JPEG compression used by TIFF compression types 6 and 7 is the same. These TIFF compression types are just different ways of encapsulating the JPEG-compressed data within the TIFF format.

I have also posted this answer to the mailing list. Please stay on the mailing list with further questions, as long as they remain TIFF-related.

Gerben.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sanjeev Balachander [mailto:sanjeevb@vitinfotech.com]
Sent: Monday, 16 March, 2009 13:03
To: Gerben Vos

Subject: Re: [Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression - [[SPF]] Sender is forged (SPF Fail)

Hi Gerben,

Thanks for your response. Indeed i looked into the libtiff as suggested by you. However just have a question from you on correct version.

In the tif_jpeg.c it is including a file called Jpeglib.h.

In that file there is some thing like this #define JPEG_LIB_VERSION 61 /* Version 6a */ in line 35. What actually is this? Is this is library version? How to make sure that this is using compression 7.

Thanks
Sanjeev Balachander

Subject: Re: [Tiff] Needs help on implementing the JPEG 7 compression

> Sanjeev Balachander wrote:
>
>> I have a requirement where in i had to incorporate the JPEG 7

>> compression. When i searched in the net i am getting an algorithm for >> only JPEG 6. I am in need of some sample c code for implementin the

>> JPEG 7 compression to the TIFF images. If some one is having kindly >> do share the same if possible.

>

> Interesting! Where did you find the algorithm for compression type 6 > (old-style JPEG-in-TIFF)?

>
> C code for compression type 7 (new-style JPEG-in-TIFF) has been

> available for a long time as part of libtiff. Just download it from > http://www.remotesensing.com/libtiff/. The code is in tif_jpeg.c.

>
> A specification of compression type 7 can be found at
> http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/TIFFTechNote2.html
>
> This document also explains why it is a terribly bad idea to try to

> implement compression type 6. Libtiff contains read-only code for this > deprecated compression type.