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NAME

       TIFFRGBAImageOK,  TIFFRGBAImageBegin, TIFFRGBAImageGet, TIFFRGBAImageEnd - read and decode
       an image into a raster

SYNOPSIS

       #include <tiffio.h>

       typedef unsigned char TIFFRGBValue; typedef struct _TIFFRGBAImage TIFFRGBAImage;

       int TIFFRGBAImageOK(TIFF *tif, char emsg[1024])
       int TIFFRGBAImageBegin(TIFFRGBAImage *img, TIFF* tif, int stopOnError, char emsg[1024])
       int TIFFRGBAImageGet(TIFFRGBAImage *img, uint32* raster, uint32 width , uint32 height)
       void TIFFRGBAImageEnd(TIFFRGBAImage *img)

DESCRIPTION

       The routines described here provide a high-level interface through which TIFF  images  may
       be  read  into memory.  Images may be strip- or tile-based and have a variety of different
       characteristics:  bits/sample,  samples/pixel,  photometric,  etc.   Decoding   state   is
       encapsulated in a TIFFRGBAImage structure making it possible to capture state for multiple
       images and quickly switch between them.  The target raster format can be customized  to  a
       particular  application's  needs  by installing custom routines that manipulate image data
       according to application requirements.

       The default usage for these routines  is:  check  if  an  image  can  be  processed  using
       TIFFRGBAImageOK, construct a decoder state block using TIFFRGBAImageBegin, read and decode
       an image into a target raster using TIFFRGBAImageGet, and  then  release  resources  using
       TIFFRGBAImageEnd.   TIFFRGBAImageGet can be called multiple times to decode an image using
       different state parameters.  If multiple images are to  be  displayed  and  there  is  not
       enough  space  for  each  of the decoded rasters, multiple state blocks can be managed and
       then calls can be made to TIFFRGBAImageGet as needed to display an image.

       The generated raster is assumed to be an array of width times height 32-bit entries, where
       width  must  be  less  than or equal to the width of the image (height may be any non-zero
       size).  If the raster dimensions are smaller than the image, the image data is cropped  to
       the raster bounds.  If the raster height is greater than that of the image, then the image
       data are placed in the lower part of the raster.  (Note that the raster is  assume  to  be
       organized  such  that  the  pixel  at location (x,y) is raster[y*width+x]; with the raster
       origin in the lower-left hand corner.)

       Raster pixels are 8-bit packed red, green, blue,  alpha  samples.   The  macros  TIFFGetR,
       TIFFGetG,  TIFFGetB,  and  TIFFGetA  should  be used to access individual samples.  Images
       without Associated Alpha matting information have a constant Alpha of 1.0 (255).

       TIFFRGBAImageGet converts non-8-bit images by scaling sample values.  Palette,  grayscale,
       bilevel,  CMYK,  and  YCbCr  images are converted to RGB transparently.  Raster pixels are
       returned uncorrected by any colorimetry information present in the directory.

       The parameter stopOnError specifies how to act if an error is  encountered  while  reading
       the  image.   If  stopOnError  is  non-zero,  then  an error will terminate the operation;
       otherwise TIFFRGBAImageGet will continue processing data until all the  possible  data  in
       the image have been requested.

ALTERNATE RASTER FORMATS

       To  use  the  core support for reading and processing TIFF images, but write the resulting
       raster data in a different format one need only override the ``put methods'' used to store
       raster  data.   These methods are are defined in the TIFFRGBAImage structure and initially
       setup by TIFFRGBAImageBegin to point to routines that pack raster data in the default ABGR
       pixel  format.   Two different routines are used according to the physical organization of
       the   image   data   in   the   file:   PlanarConfiguration=1   (packed   samples),    and
       PlanarConfiguration=2  (separated  samples).   Note  that  this  mechanism  can be used to
       transform the data before storing it in the raster.  For example one can convert  data  to
       colormap indices for display on a colormap display.

SIMULTANEOUS RASTER STORE AND DISPLAY

       It  is  simple  to  display an image as it is being read into memory by overriding the put
       methods as described above  for  supporting  alternate  raster  formats.   Simply  keep  a
       reference  to  the  default  put  methods setup by TIFFRGBAImageBegin and then invoke them
       before or after each display operation.  For  example,  the  tiffgt(1)  utility  uses  the
       following put method to update the display as the raster is being filled:

       static void
       putContigAndDraw(TIFFRGBAImage* img, uint32* raster,
           uint32 x, uint32 y, uint32 w, uint32 h,
           int32 fromskew, int32 toskew,
           unsigned char* cp)
       {
           (*putContig)(img, raster, x, y, w, h, fromskew, toskew, cp);
           if (x+w == width) {
            w = width;
            if (img->orientation == ORIENTATION_TOPLEFT)
                lrectwrite(0, y-(h-1), w-1, y, raster-x-(h-1)*w);
            else
                lrectwrite(0, y, w-1, y+h-1, raster);
           }
       }

       (the original routine provided by the library is saved in the variable putContig.)

SUPPORTING ADDITIONAL TIFF FORMATS

       The  TIFFRGBAImage  routines support the most commonly encountered flavors of TIFF.  It is
       possible  to  extend  this  support  by  overriding  the   ``get   method''   invoked   by
       TIFFRGBAImageGet to read TIFF image data.  Details of doing this are a bit involved, it is
       best to make a copy of an existing get method and modify  it  to  suit  the  needs  of  an
       application.

NOTES

       Samples  must be either 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 bits.  Colorimetric samples/pixel must be either
       1, 3, or 4 (i.e.  SamplesPerPixel minus ExtraSamples).

       Palette image colormaps that  appear  to  be  incorrectly  written  as  8-bit  values  are
       automatically scaled to 16-bits.

RETURN VALUES

       All  routines  return  1  if the operation was successful.  Otherwise, 0 is returned if an
       error was encountered and stopOnError is zero.

DIAGNOSTICS

       All error messages are directed to the TIFFError(3TIFF) routine.

       Sorry, can not handle %d-bit pictures.  The image had BitsPerSample other than 1, 2, 4, 8,
       or 16.

       Sorry,  can  not handle %d-channel images.  The image had SamplesPerPixel other than 1, 3,
       or 4.

       Missing needed "PhotometricInterpretation" tag.   The  image  did  not  have  a  tag  that
       describes how to display the data.

       No  "PhotometricInterpretation"  tag,  assuming  RGB.   The  image  was missing a tag that
       describes how to display it, but because it has 3 or 4 samples/pixel, it is assumed to  be
       RGB.

       No  "PhotometricInterpretation"  tag,  assuming min-is-black.  The image was missing a tag
       that describes how to display it, but because it has 1 sample/pixel, it is assumed to be a
       grayscale or bilevel image.

       No space for photometric conversion table.  There was insufficient memory for a table used
       to convert image samples to 8-bit RGB.

       Missing required "Colormap" tag.  A Palette image did not have a required Colormap tag.

       No space for tile buffer.  There was insufficient memory to allocate an i/o buffer.

       No space for strip buffer.  There was insufficient memory to allocate an i/o buffer.

       Can  not  handle  format.   The  image  has  a  format  (combination   of   BitsPerSample,
       SamplesPerPixel, and PhotometricInterpretation) that can not be handled.

       No space for B&W mapping table.  There was insufficient memory to allocate a table used to
       map grayscale data to RGB.

       No space for Palette mapping table.  There was insufficient memory  to  allocate  a  table
       used to map data to 8-bit RGB.

SEE ALSO

       TIFFOpen(3TIFF),        TIFFReadRGBAImage(3TIFF),        TIFFReadRGBAImageOriented(3TIFF),
       TIFFReadRGBAStrip(3TIFF), TIFFReadRGBATile(3TIFF), libtiff(3TIFF)

       Libtiff library home page: http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/