2000.07.28 12:58 "libtiff from Perl", by Eric Lease Morgan

How can I call libtiff from Perl?

As I read and re-read the libtiff documentation, it seems clear the library allows me to read and write data to TIFF tags. This is cool because I want to read and write an XML stream to tag #270 (image description) as a way to "marry" an image's description to the bitmap itself without the necessity of database. This way an image can "know about itself."

Unfortunately, I do not have a writing knowledge of C, but I can write Perl. Consequently, I would like to know if it is possible to call the libtiff functions from Perl, and if so, how?

Eric Lease Morgan
NCSU Libraries