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2000.10.04 16:24 "PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Raj Kumar S.
2000.10.05 17:54 "Re: PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Raj Kumar S.
2000.10.05 18:25 "Re: PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Andy
2000.10.05 18:41 "Re: PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Thad Humphries
2000.10.05 18:43 "RE: PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Chris Losinger
2000.10.05 19:53 "Re: PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Rex Jolliff

2000.10.05 18:25 "Re: PHOTOMETRIC_YCBCR", by Andy

There is some discussion of OJPEG implementation in various threads of this mailing list, one has the subject "Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF".

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What do people think about actually writing the code to read these proprietary TIFF-variants? That would mean using clumsy temp files to extract JFIF files and using then libjpeg to access a raster in memory, or perhaps some other method would work.

Here are some makers of "OJPEG" files: PixTran, Wang, HP; what are others? They can perhaps be differentiated by their TIFFTAG_SOFTWARE, where otherwise each claims to be OJPEG.


It looks like the Imaging for Windows product that Microsoft is giving away is STILL producing those bogus JPEG-in-TIFF files.

i know a little bit of C. but pretty new to TIFF and graphic file formats. is it possible to write a small utility to convert these nasty MS TIFFs to some thing neat and standard complaint. if some one can give me some guidance and a starting point to understand TIFF i can give it a try.

I tried to convince them to change it a while back when it was still called the Wang Imaging for Windows product, but I guess they didn't listen.

may be this was intentional. if i were some one who was not able to find out a solution by myself, then the only option was to purchase a copy of Windows.

no wonder it is the largest selling OS.

contact Andy
company Apex Internet Software

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