2003.01.10 11:51 "Re: does a tiff2XML tool exist?", by Kevin Myers
I like your idea for this format, but how about XIFF (Xml Image File Format, pronounced like ziff), rather than TIXML? Just a thought...
Some extra info on my request for a tiff2XML tool, it's also a reaction on the
mails I've got sofar.
Let's call the new format to be generated TIXML.
Most important added value of TIXML is that I can merge additional info in the TIXML file
with every image or on file level. Like private tags in TIFF, but now more understandable.
I know that TIXML files are larger than TIFF, I guess header info increases 10-fold.
The image could be encoded base 64 so the increase would be approx. 35% of the
original size if I keep compression. On average a factor 2? As the compression
factor of the scan can between 2 and 10(?) it would still mean less data than
an uncompressed TIFF file on average.
At the moment I have no speed requirements. Images must be included although
I do not know how raw (stripes etc) I like them. I know this affects the performance a lot. And thinking about it, a TIXML->TIFF is also needed.
For now the bitmaps are 600dpi bitonal A4/A3/letter/legal size, G3/G4 compressed.
So far I have no tools. Looking at the libtiff tools I understand tiffdump is a good
starting point to build tiff2tixml.
Does someone know of the existance of a TIFF2XML tool? may be commercial or freeware.
preferable batch processing (e.g. commandline tool)