2004.08.29 16:15 "[Tiff] libtiff on Windows", by Michael Johnson

2004.09.01 17:01 "Re: [Tiff] libtiff on Windows", by Andrey Kiselev

I would like to use libtiff to read, process and write large 48bit per pixel TIFF images on a Win2000 and WinXP platform. Having been to your libtiff.html web page and downloaded much of the material pointed to by that page, I got confused by yet another page "Gnu Win32 Project" which it seemed I needed to learn, too, in order to use libtiff.

That page contains precompiled libtiff version. You don't need files from the Gnuwin32 if you want to compile the library yurself.

So I have two sets of questions -

  1. Can I use libtiff to read, process and write 48 bit per pixel (16 bits per R, G and B) images?


  1. That are about 500 MByte files?

Yes. Size limit is 4GB.

  1. On a > Windows platform?

Yes, of course.

  1. Is there someone I can contact who would be willing to guide me about how to install and compile libtiff using my Visual C++ compiler?

You can ask at this list if tou will have the problems. Build instructions are short:

  1. Download and uncompress libtiff 3.7.0alpha.
  2. Open file nmake.opt with any text aditor and ajust build parameters (or just skip this step).
  3. Run the command

       nmake /f makefile.vc

That should do the trick. Any failure should be reported as a bug.


Andrey V. Kiselev
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