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1999.08.12 13:58 "Re: TIFF to JPEG file - how?", by Tom Lane
1999.08.12 15:13 "Re: TIFF to JPEG file - how?", by Kevin D Quitt
1999.08.13 04:55 "Re: TIFF to JPEG file - how?", by Brent Foster

1999.08.12 13:58 "Re: TIFF to JPEG file - how?", by Tom Lane

James McMullen <james@iiMap.com> writes:
> I want to write a JPEG file from a JPEG'd TIFF image without
> decompressing and recompressing.

> If so, how? I'm trying to adapt code in tiffsplit.c or tiffcp.c, but I'm
> unclear on how to write the raw data in a JPEG conventional way. If I
> adapt the code in cjpeg.c (from the JPEG distribution) I'm unclear how
> to splice in the TIFF strip-oriented code (i.e. convert the raw TIFF
> data from TIFFReadRawStrip() to the JSAMPIMAGE sample expected by
> jpeg_write_raw_data()).

If you did such a thing then you wouldn't have produced a lossless copy;
jpeg_write_raw_data() only avoids colorspace conversion & resampling,
not DCT.

For single-strip images you really don't have to do anything except
extract the raw contents of the strip and write it out to a file.
I think you can persuade libtiff to give you back the physical contents
of a strip without passing it through any decompressor, but I forget
how.

Multi-strip images would be considerably harder.  If they're all
compressed at the same quality setting then in theory you could do it
(you'd need a souped-up version of jpegtran); but the spec allows for
varying compression settings between strips/tiles, which cannot be
losslessly converted to a single 10918-1 JPEG datastream...

			regards, tom lane
			organizer, Independent JPEG Group