TIFF and LibTiff Mail List Archive


2008.12.11 00:12 "[Tiff] TIFF sample images updated", by Bob Friesenhahn
2008.12.16 04:26 "Re: [Tiff] Layers and multipage", by Mitesh
2008.12.20 18:53 "[Tiff] New batch of TIFF/BigTIFF sample files", by Bob Friesenhahn
2008.12.30 17:29 "Re: [Tiff] scanline v/s striped", by Belamge, Pundaleek
2008.12.30 10:07 "[Tiff] scanline v/s striped", by Belamge, Pundaleek
2009.01.13 20:58 "Re: [Tiff] Link error with missing LIBC.lib", by Toby Thain

2008.12.30 17:29 "Re: [Tiff] scanline v/s striped", by Belamge, Pundaleek

Not only a single image viewer application, but all following applications showing fg and bgreversed

  1. MS Picture viewer
  2. MS Document Imaging
  3. MS Paint
  4. MS outlook (latest one)

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Bob Friesenhahn <> wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Belamge, Pundaleek wrote:

>> I am trying to use tiffdither utility to convert 8-bit grayscale tif image >> to 1-bit bi-level tif image with CCITT Group 3 compression. I am able to

>> generate the tif files but, when viewd the resulting image on Windows, the >> image viewer shows foreground and background colors reversed. What might

>> be
>> wrong?
> The Windows TIFF viewer you are using is likely ignoring the TIFF

> photometric. Perhaps it is assuming MINISWHITE but the file is using > MINISBLACK. Your 8-bit grayscale TIFF image was likely using MINISBLACK.

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

Thanks & Regards
Pundaleek P B