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2002.07.22 16:13 "conversion from binary data to TIFF struct, common idiom?", by

Hi

I am having huge difficulty creating a TIFF* from a void*/char*. It would appear that the only way to create one is by way of the TIFFOpen and related methods. Obviously I cannot do a straight cast from the void* but is there a nice way to create a TIFF* from the 'Opaque' void*/char*?

I have tried to implement the TIFFClientOpen methods to create a suitable one but this is proving flaky to say the least. As per the IBM white paper. This involves creating dummy procs to replicate the ones used in libtiff.so. I have failed miserably in this venture, and am trying to find a suitable solution. The methods in the white paper were helpful but did not get to the crux of transferring the raw image (binary) and converting it into the TIFF structure. I even tried to implement some of the details in the "vil_tiff_structures" code but this again seems entirely too much for a simple(????) conversion.

The only way I have been able to do it is by creating a file and then using the TIFFOpen methods, this is far too inefficient as I am trying to utilise quite a few of the methods in the library.

Any help or advice will be very welcome, and received with thanks.

Regards

Pete Suggitt

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