Solaris Package Archive -- tiff 3.4.b37
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What is it: (from the man page)
tiff 3.4.b37 is a set of libraries and utilities for reading and writing data
files encoded with the Tag Image File format, Revision 6.0 (or revision 5.0
or revision 4.0). This file format is suitable for archiving multi-color and
monochromatic image data.
The library supports several compression algorithms, as indicated by the
Compression field, including: no compression, CCITT 1D Huffman compression,
CCITT Group 3 Facsimile compression, CCITT Group 4 Facsimile compression,
Lempel-Ziv & Welch compression, baseline JPEG compression, word-aligned 1D
Huffman compression, and PackBits compression. In addition, several
nonstandard compression algorithms are supported: the 4-bit compression
algorithm used by the ThunderScan program (decompression only), NeXT's 2-bit
compression algorithm (decompression only), an experimental LZ style algorithm
known as Deflate, and an experimental CIE LogLuv compression scheme designed
for images with high dynamic range. Directory information may be in either
little or big-endian byte order-byte swapping is automatically done by the
library. Data bit ordering may be either Most Significant Bit (MSB) to Least
Significant Bit (LSB) or LSB to MSB. Finally, the library does not support
files in which the BitsPerSample, Compression, MinSampleValue, or
MaxSampleValue fields are defined differently on a per-sample basis (in
Rev. 6.0 the Compression tag is not defined on a per-sample basis, so this is
That said, it's still good software. This package archive has various tools
which require the tiff package to be installed to function correctly.
The libtiff manual page, once installed, has a lot of information.
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