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2003.11.16 22:37 "[Tiff] reading Affymetrix tiff images", by sridhar duggireddy
2003.11.17 17:12 "[Tiff] reading Affymetrix tiff images", by sridhar duggireddy
2003.11.17 17:25 "[Tiff] reading Affymetrix tiff images", by Frank Warmerdam
2003.11.17 23:30 "[Tiff] reading Affymetrix tiff images", by Ross Finlayson
2003.12.26 02:25 "[Tiff] problems with custom TIFF", by Pushkar Pradhan
2003.12.26 09:36 "Re: [Tiff] problems with custom TIFF", by Andrey Kiselev
2004.01.03 23:17 "[Tiff] Resampled TIFF doesn't open in viewer", by Pushkar Pradhan
2004.01.23 04:48 "[Tiff] How to convert MINISBLACK to PHOTOMETRIC_RGB", by Pushkar Pradhan
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2003.12.26 02:25 "[Tiff] problems with custom TIFF", by Pushkar Pradhan

I'm working on a TIFF created by ERDAS IMAGINE 8.6, a remote sensing/GIS software.

The file info as given by tiffinfo (it warns about a few custom tags that it can't read, these are above 32000):

  Image Width: 421 Image Length: 295
  Resolution: 1, 1 (unitless)
  Bits/Sample: 16
  Sample Format: unsigned integer

    Compression Scheme: None
    Photometric Interpretation: min-is-black

  Extra Samples: 2<unspecified, unspecified>
  Orientation: row 0 top, col 0 lhs
  Samples/Pixel: 3
  Rows/Strip: 9

   Planar Configuration: single image plane

  Software: IMAGINE TIFF Support

I read in the 3 bands using TIFFReadEncodedStrip and write out to a new file (after converting RGB to LHS in IEEE FP format). This is info given by tiffinfo of output file:

  Image Width: 421 Image Length: 295
  Bits/Sample: 32
  Sample Format: IEEE floating point

    Compression Scheme: None
    Photometric Interpretation: min-is-black

  Samples/Pixel: 3
  Rows/Strip: 9

   Planar Configuration: single image plane

However, the software is unable to open this file. I suspect this has got something to do with the Extra Samples: 2<unspecified, unspecified> thing? I found out that this tells whether there is alpha information in the file or not. But can somebody explain to me how to read it? The man page is confusing. Also once I get it what should I do with it when writing out the output file?

Here's my code for more information:

 size = TIFFReadEncodedStrip(tif, strip, bufRGB, (tsize_t)-1);
      Rgb2Lhs(bufRGB, bufRGB+size, bufRGB+(size*2), tags.dType, tags.config,
              bufLHS, bufLHS+size, bufLHS+(size*2),
              tags.imageLength, tags.rowsPerStrip);
 size = TIFFWriteEncodedStrip(wtif, strip, bufLHS, size*sizeof(float));

Thanks,

Pushkar Pradhan