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1999.06.11 23:39 "Problems with converting a (corrupt?) TIFF file.", by Marek Rzewuski
1999.06.12 17:07 "Re: Problems with converting a (corrupt?) TIFF file.", by Helge Blischke

1999.06.12 17:07 "Re: Problems with converting a (corrupt?) TIFF file.", by Helge Blischke

Marek Rzewuski wrote:
> 
> I have a problem converting a file produced by Dialogic fax sollution. I
> was almost sure that the file was corrupted until I found a viewer which
> could display it (www.swiftview.com).
> 
> Sam Lefflers TIFF package produced this output:
> 
> /home/mr/elwin.tif:
>   Magic: 0x4949 <little-endian> Version: 0x2a
>   Directory 0: offset 8 (0x8) next 0 (0)
>   SubFileType (254) LONG (4) 1<0>
>   ImageWidth (256) LONG (4) 1<1728>
>   ImageLength (257) LONG (4) 1<0>
>   BitsPerSample (258) SHORT (3) 1<1>
>   Compression (259) SHORT (3) 1<4>
>   Photometric (262) SHORT (3) 1<0>
>   FillOrder (266) SHORT (3) 1<2>
>   ImageDescription (270) ASCII (2) 70<        818 379
> 8410                        Thu Apr 01 02:54:48 1999\n\000>
>   StripOffsets (273) LONG (4) 1<340>
>   SamplesPerPixel (277) SHORT (3) 1<1>
>   RowsPerStrip (278) LONG (4) 1<0>
>   StripByteCounts (279) LONG (4) 1<5935>
>   XResolution (282) RATIONAL (5) 1<204>
>   YResolution (283) RATIONAL (5) 1<98>
>   Group3Options (292) LONG (4) 1<0>
>   ResolutionUnit (296) SHORT (3) 1<2>
>   PageNumber (297) SHORT (3) 2<0 1>
>   BadFaxLines (326) LONG (4) 1<0>
>   CleanFaxData (327) SHORT (3) 1<0>
>   ConsecutiveBadFaxLines (328) LONG (4) 1<0>
> 
> The staff from SwiftView has this to say about this file:
> 
> "This is a common error, so common that we were forced to add a
> workaround when the length is 0.  We read to the Group 3 End of block
> markers or to the end of file, or untill the strip byte count runs out;
> whichever comes first.  I noticed that rows per strip is also messed up,
> 
> this can also be a source of problems."
> 
> Does anyone know how I can convert this file some a TIFF format which is
> not corrupted?
> (Most of the programs I have tried report: Bad value for
> "RowsPerStrip".)
> 
> The file can be found at http://www.webdesign.no/elwin.tif
> 
> Regards,
> Marek Rzewuski
I'd advice you to hack a bastard of Sam Leffler's tiffcp which does the
same sort
of workaraound the SwiftView people did.

Helge
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