1999.10.18 20:13 "Re: TIFFTAG_ORIENTATION", by Helge Blischke
I am creating tiffs that take advantage of the TIFFTAG_ORIENTATION. Can anyone tell me the name of an image viewer that respects this tag?
The only one I know of is PixView from Pixel Translations, Inc. It runs on Win9x and (probably) NT.
Most other applications (commercial or free) simply treat TIFF images as if they had TIFFTAG_ORIENTATION set to 1 (the default) or map orientations values from 5 to 8 somehow into the range 1 to 4 or do "what they mean the user would accept".
You could get a PostScript procset containing a tiffshow.ps script that works with Ghostscript and does it conforming to the TIFF V6 spec (at least I hope so). Drop me an e-mail if you are interested.