Section: Misc. Reference Manual Pages (3TIFF)
Updated: October 15, 1995Index
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TIFFReadScanline - read and decode a scanline of data from an open
int TIFFReadScanline(TIFF *tif, tdata_t buf, uint32 row, tsample_t sample)
Read the data for the specified row into the (user supplied) data buffer
The data are returned decompressed and, in the native byte- and bit-ordering,
but are otherwise packed (see further below). The buffer must be large enough
to hold an entire scanline of data. Applications should call the routine
to find out the size (in bytes) of a scanline buffer.
parameter is always used by
parameter is used only if data are organized in separate planes (PlanarConfiguration
The library attempts to hide bit- and byte-ordering differences between the
image and the native machine by converting data to the native machine order.
Bit reversal is done if the
tag is opposite to the native machine bit order. 16- and 32-bit samples are
automatically byte-swapped if the file was written with a byte order opposite
to the native machine byte order,
In C++ the
parameter defaults to 0.
returns -1 if it detects an error; otherwise 1 is returned.
All error messages are directed to the
Compression algorithm does not support random access.
Data was requested in a non-sequential order from a file that uses a
compression algorithm and that has
greater than one.
That is, data in the image is stored in a compressed form, and with multiple
rows packed into a strip. In this case, the library does not support random
access to the data. The data should either be accessed sequentially, or the
file should be converted so that each strip is made up of one row of data.
Reading subsampled YCbCR data does not work correctly because, for
the size of a scanline is not calculated on a per-sample basis, and for
the library does not unpack the block-interleaved samples; use the strip- and
tile-based interfaces to read these formats.
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