2004.03.16 02:08 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff and streams", by Joris
I am not that familiar with the TIFF specification, and hoped that the specification itself would allow serial read/write. But if it does not probably there is not much hope.
I am trying to read/write very simple TIFFs - no compression, single strip, 256 indexed colors.
Don't give up too soon!
- Give other people a chance to correct me, I am know to make mistakes even more then any other man.
- Don't forget about that other standard, that builds on from the TIFF specification and superimposes rules about data block order, and is specifically targeted at solving this need. That is, I only vaguelly seem to remember this. But someone else is surely going to be able to point you in that direction, if indeed my memory does not deceive me.
- I hope you don't mind me saying, but what you did in the message I'm responding to here is called 'overquoting'. That means that you've quoted (bottom-quoted, no less) many dozens of lines not needed for clearity since everyone here saw them already, only to add a few of your own. It's considered a waste of bandwidth, and a waste of human processing power browsing through it to next identify and discard it as already been read. I may be a bit of a nag, but I consider http://web.presby.edu/~nnqadmin/nnq/nquote.html to be well worth reading. Most other people here seem more tolerant, though, so please take this to be just a friendly suggestion.
Joris Van Damme
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