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2004.04.01 22:03 "Installing TIFF", by Margie Martinez
2004.04.04 16:45 "Re: Installing TIFF", by Andrey Kiselev

2004.04.04 16:45 "Re: Installing TIFF", by Andrey Kiselev

Hello, Margie,

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 05:03:13PM -0500, Martinez, Margie (ETSD) wrote:
> I am working on a IBM AIX Unix box and I'm trying to install TIFF
> because another library (GLib & gtk) require TIFF.
> I found the website that has many download files but I'm not sure which
> ones I should use.  I use gzip so I know the ending of the file should be
> "...tar.gz"	( )
> Do I use any of the following files:
> tiff-v3.6.1.tar.gz
> libtiff-lzw-compression-kit-1.5.tar.gz

Yes, that is the latest versions.

> v3.4pics.tar.gz

is the lates one. This is the bundle of TIFF images used to test the
library. Likely you don't need the one.

> What is the purpose of the comopression-kit and do I really need it to
> run tiff?

LZW algorithm is patented in some countries, so code, supporting that
compression type was moved out from the library. You need that package
if you want to create LZW-compressed TIFF files (support for
decompression are included in the library itself).

> Also is the command "tiff" or "tiffgt" ?

tiffgt is a simple TIFF viewer (you need OpenGL and GLUT libraries to
use it, it is not compiled by default). But you can use more functional
Gtk-based (or imlib-based) viewers as soon as you install all that stuff
onto your system. They will operate via libtiff.

						Best regards,

Andrey V. Kiselev
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