1996.11.13 18:35 "Re: Basic TIFF parsing question", by Ben Ko
That's very reasonable, IMO. If you don't want to learn C just to do such a simple thing, you could check the Python scripting language and its Python Imaging Library (PIL). Here's the Python code you need to extract the basic necessities from a TIFF file (or the other 20+ formats that PIL knows about):
im = Image.open("image.tiff")
You can access arbitrary TIFF tags as well, if needed, formatted as Python data types. And yes, PIL supports lots of cool stuff for image manipulation as well.
Intriguing! I'll take a look.