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2003.01.09 12:38 "does a tiff2XML tool exist?", by Rob van den Tillaart
2003.01.10 11:40 "Re: does a tiff2XML tool exist?", by Rob van den Tillaart
2003.01.10 11:51 "Re: does a tiff2XML tool exist?", by Kevin Myers
2003.01.10 12:52 "Re: does a tiff2XML tool exist?", by Rob van den Tillaart
2003.01.26 00:44 "Re: [magick-users] Disk Based TIFF Image Viewer and Printer", by Leonard Rosenthol

2003.01.10 11:40 "Re: does a tiff2XML tool exist?", by Rob van den Tillaart

LS,

Some extra info on my request for a tiff2XML tool, it's also a reaction on the

mails I've got sofar.

Let's call the new format to be generated TIXML.

Most important added value of TIXML is that I can merge additional info in the TIXML file

with every image or on file level. Like private tags in TIFF, but now more understandable.

I know that TIXML files are larger than TIFF, I guess header info increases 10-fold.

The image could be encoded base 64 so the increase would be approx. 35% of the

original size if I keep compression. On average a factor 2? As the compression

factor of the scan can between 2 and 10(?) it would still mean less data than

an uncompressed TIFF file on average.

At the moment I have no speed requirements. Images must be included although

I do not know how raw (stripes etc) I like them. I know this affects the performance a lot. And thinking about it, a TIXML->TIFF is also needed.

For now the bitmaps are 600dpi bitonal A4/A3/letter/legal size, G3/G4 compressed.

So far I have no tools. Looking at the libtiff tools I understand tiffdump is a good

starting point to build tiff2tixml.

regards,

rob

Does someone know of the existance of a TIFF2XML tool? may be commercial or freeware.

preferable batch processing (e.g. commandline tool)