1997.05.27 12:18 "Re: Windows WIN32 DIB DLL available", by Scott Wagner
I have developed a WIN32 DLL that returns a Windows DIB (device-independent bitmap object) given a TIFF file, based on libtiff. I would like to hear from those who would like to help test and use such a component.
If this is something you could use and are willing to help test (that is, you write WIN32 applications that use DIB's), send me your e-mail address and I will reply with a UUencoded ZIP file, containing the DLL, sample code, and documentation. Whether the finished product will be free and reflected into Sam's master libtiff has not yet been decided, but all testers will receive a free, final copy.
I agree that inclusion of DIB features in Libtiff is essential to complete its Win32 port. Early Libtiff, which was targeted for SGI Unix boxes, supported tiff-to-native bitmap operations, but this trend (regrettably) died in ports to other systems. I have considered a TIFF-to-DIB addition to Libtiff, but have not pursued this beyond a little defeatured version for my own use. So, my opinion is that this and other tiff-to-native operations would (or should) be welcome additions to Libtiff.
Scott Wagner (email@example.com)
Rochester, NY USA