1998.08.11 18:01 "Re: IFD before data", by Sam Leffler
Dan McCoy gave me a patch to add support for "checkpointing the directory" prior to writing image data. This permits applications to force the placement of the IFD in front of the image data. I'd post it to the list, but it's for an older version of the library and not directly usable. I can't say when I'll get a new beta out (TIFF is low on my priority list these days), but when I do it'll include his stuff.