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NAME

       TIFFWriteDirectory,  TIFFRewriteDirectory,  TIFFCheckpointDirectory  -  write  the current
       directory in an open TIFF file

SYNOPSIS

       #include <tiffio.h>

       int TIFFWriteDirectory(TIFF *tif)
       int TIFFRewriteDirectory(TIFF *tif)
       int TIFFCheckpointDirectory(TIFF *tif)

DESCRIPTION

       TIFFWriteDirectory will write the contents of the current directory to the file and  setup
       to   create   a   new   subfile   in  the  same  file.  Applications  only  need  to  call
       TIFFWriteDirectory   when   writing   multiple   subfiles   to   a   single   TIFF   file.
       TIFFWriteDirectory  is automatically called by TIFFClose and TIFFFlush to write a modified
       directory if the file is open for writing.

       The TIFFRewriteDirectory function operates similarly to  TIFFWriteDirectory,  but  can  be
       called  with  directories  previously  read  or  written  that already have an established
       location in the file.  It will rewrite the directory, but instead of place it at it's  old
       location  (as  TIFFWriteDirectory  would)  it  will  place  them  at  the end of the file,
       correcting the pointer from the preceding directory or file header to point  to  it's  new
       location.   This  is  particularly  important in cases where the size of the directory and
       pointed to data has grown, so it won't fit in the space available at the old location.

       The TIFFCheckpointDirectory writes the current state of the tiff directory into  the  file
       to   make   what   is   currently   in  the  file  readable.   Unlike  TIFFWriteDirectory,
       TIFFCheckpointDirectory does not free up the directory data structures in memory, so  they
       can  be  updated  (as strips/tiles are written) and written again.  Reading such a partial
       file you will at worst get a tiff read error for the first strip/tile encountered that  is
       incomplete,  but  you  will at least get all the valid data in the file before that.  When
       the file is complete, just use TIFFWriteDirectory as usual to finish it off cleanly.

RETURN VALUES

       1 is returned when the contents are successfully written to the  file.   Otherwise,  0  is
       returned if an error was encountered when writing the directory contents.

DIAGNOSTICS

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

       Error  post-encoding  before  directory write.  Before writing the contents of the current
       directory, any pending data are flushed. This message indicates  that  an  error  occurred
       while doing this.

       Error  flushing  data  before directory write.  Before writing the contents of the current
       directory, any pending data are flushed. This message indicates  that  an  error  occurred
       while doing this.

       Cannot  write directory, out of space.  There was not enough space to allocate a temporary
       area for the directory that was to be written.

       Error writing directory count.  A write error occurred when writing the count of fields in
       the directory.

       Error  writing  directory  contents.   A  write  error occurred when writing the directory
       fields.

       Error writing directory link.  A write error occurred when writing the link  to  the  next
       directory.

       Error  writing data for field "%s".  A write error occurred when writing indirect data for
       the specified field.

       Error writing TIFF header.  A write error occurred when re-writing header at the front  of
       the file.

       Error  fetching  directory count.  A read error occurred when fetching the directory count
       field for a previous directory.  This can occur when setting up a link  to  the  directory
       that is being written.

       Error  fetching  directory  link.   A read error occurred when fetching the directory link
       field for a previous directory.  This can occur when setting up a link  to  the  directory
       that is being written.

SEE ALSO

       TIFFOpen(3TIFF),   TIFFError(3TIFF),   TIFFReadDirectory(3TIFF),  TIFFSetDirectory(3TIFF),
       libtiff(3TIFF)

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