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1996.11.14 17:05 "Single TIFF read/write", by Magdy Halim
1996.11.14 19:05 "Single TIFF read/write", by Frank Kim
1996.11.14 21:06 "Re: Single TIFF read/write", by Magdy Halim

1996.11.14 21:06 "Re: Single TIFF read/write", by Magdy Halim

I managed to do it without compression, it works great as long as you
don't mess up the image attributes (width, height, ...etc)

But it doesn't like compression since it alters the strip offsets due to
the different data inserted.

I gave up on the compression for now.

Thanks for your response

Magdy

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On Thu, 14 Nov 1996, Frank Kim wrote:

> Magdy Halim writes:
>  > 
>  > Hi Sam,
>  > 
>  > I was wondering if you know of a way to read and write to the same tiff
>  > file. I tried the "r+" mode but i had to close and open the file every
>  > time i change a scanline, besides it doesn't like compression (even when
>  > the rowsperstrip field is 1).
>  > 
>  > The reason being that i have a 1.6 Gbyte image and opening a new one is
>  > practically impossible.
>  > 
>  > All i wanna do is change some pixels inside the image.
>  > 
>  > Appreciate a quick reponse
>  > 
>  > Magdy
> 
> 
> According to the HTML documentation (tiff-v3.4/html/libtiff.html#FIO):
> 
>       Note that unlike the stdio library TIFF image files may not be
> opened for both reading and writing; there is no support for altering
> the contents of a TIFF file.
> 
> 
> I tried doing both a read and write in some programs.  Sometimes it
> worked but other times I got seg faults.  I'd have to say it sounds like
> a bad idea.
> 
> Frank Kim	NetCentric Corporation
> 		17 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA, 02141
> 		frankkim@server.net     (617)720-5200 x143
> 		http://cag-www.lcs.mit.edu/~frankkim/
>                    
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