2002.02.01 01:20 "tiff (libtiff)", by spin soft

2002.02.01 16:48 "Re: tiff (libtiff)", by Tom Lane

A slightly diferent point of view here. On UNIX boxes, the xv tool (GUI-based) and the netpbm package (command-line filters) are probably the easiest tools to install and use; I've never fully understood the enthusiasm for ImageMagick,

Interesting comment, considering that what I have installed is also netpbm and xv (but I only use xv as a viewer). However, AFAIK neither of these are being actively maintained/developed, so I recommended stuff that's more likely to get fixed if someone has a problem with it...

A point more relevant to the immediate issue is that netpbm is pretty lame as a TIFF converter, because of its narrow ideas about pixel types (no 16-bit support, no CMYK, at least in released versions) and its complete disregard for ancillary data. I don't actually know whether ImageMagick can do better, not having experimented with it in some time. Comments anyone?

regards, tom lane
organizer, Independent JPEG Group