2011.08.12 17:30 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff still under development?", by Larry Gritz
On Aug 12, 2011, at 10:00 AM, Weichao Wang <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
They should all read out uncompressed image data of the whole image. For colour image the data should be aligned in planar format, so that a user can easily get a certain colour component. This way a libtiff user needn't to bother with questions as:
Is the image stripped or tiled?
Is the colour image data in chunky or planar format?
I hope you won't say that I'm too lazy or too greedy......
If that is your primary goal, may I suggest trying OpenImageIO (http://www.openimageio.org)? It wraps libtiff (and a bunch of other image formats) in a simple format-agnostic API that hides all these details in exactly the way you describe.