2005.06.28 09:09 "[Tiff] Simpler interface than strip-oriented interface", by Katrina Maramba

2005.08.24 04:59 "Re: [Tiff] TIFF Thumbnail", by Katrina Maramba


I encountered a problem on one of the thumbnails of the images I have..

While parsing the thumbnail data through the API TIFFReadRGBAStrip, it had an error in TIFFRGBAImageOK that says "Sorry, can not handle images with 0-bit samples."

I checked in AsTiffTagViewer, it displayed:

BitsPerSample   Short    3 (count)     8,8,8 (value)

But in Hex Workshop:

The value pointed by the offset in tag 102 of the thumbnail IFD is indeed 0.

How come the AsTiffTagViewer found the three 8's? Is there a behavior that the child (which is the thumbnail) would inherit this particular characteristic of the parent (main image)???

Please help. Thanks!


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Assuming that I have determined that this image has a thumbnail indeed, can I go and look for the thumbnail's IFD and and parse it like the main image's directory (which is (for example) call TIFFReadDirectory)?

And if so, can I also go and look for the thumbnail's strip (using strip offsets and strip byte count) and process the thumbnail using TIFFReadRGBAStrip (which would generate RGB data)?

If not, what would be the correct API to call to process the thumbnail?

Yes, if the thumbnail is indeed a regular IFD (as opposed to private tag data as including in the Photoshop tag and such), then all normal IFD handling applies. There is no difference in actual format, nor in LibTiff decoding api, between a 'regular' image and a thumbnail thereof.

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