1996.11.13 12:10 "Re: Basic TIFF parsing question", by Ben Ko
Thanks to everyone for replying to my TIFF parsing question. There was some amazing answers there.
I'm going to take Michael Majors advice and hunt up the O'Reilly book (Encylopedia of Graphics File Fromats"), check out libtiff suggested by Chrisitan Soeller and others, as well as the generous example code and parsing instructions provided by Jin Chen and Niles Ritter. I was heartened to read Thaddeus Beier's note that the TIFF spec is very complex (to which i added, for myself, so don't feel like a complete dolt if you don't get it) and will re-evaluate, based on Bill Davis's note, whether MacPerl can do what i want (or if i can make it do what i want, at any rate) after learning more about TIFFs. I chose MacPerl, btw, because it rewards little efforts and limited programming knowledge with big results. Also, I don't know C and have been holding off trying to pick it up.
Thanks again for all the help. If I ever get a Perl-based implementation to work, I'll let you know.