TIFFReadRGBATile - read and decode an image tile into a fixed-format raster
#define TIFFGetR(abgr) ((abgr) & 0xff)
#define TIFFGetG(abgr) (((abgr) >> 8) & 0xff)
#define TIFFGetB(abgr) (((abgr) >> 16) & 0xff)
#define TIFFGetA(abgr) (((abgr) >> 24) & 0xff)
int TIFFReadRGBATile(TIFF *tif, uint32 x, uint32 y, uint32 *raster)
TIFFReadRGBATile reads a single tile of a tile-based image into memory, storing the result
in the user supplied RGBA raster. The raster is assumed to be an array of width times
length 32-bit entries, where width is the width of a tile (TIFFTAG_TILEWIDTH) and length
is the height of a tile (TIFFTAG_TILELENGTH).
The x and y values are the offsets from the top left corner to the top left corner of the
tile to be read. They must be an exact multiple of the tile width and length.
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 of the tile. That
is bottom to top organization. Edge tiles which partly fall off the image will be filled
out with appropriate zeroed areas.
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 with-
out Associated Alpha matting information have a constant Alpha of 1.0(255).
See the TIFFRGBAImage(3TIFF) page for more details on how various image types are con-
verted to RGBA values.
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 automat-
ically scaled to 16-bits.
TIFFReadRGBATile is just a wrapper around the more general TIFFRGBAImage(3TIFF) facili-
ties. It's main advantage over the similar TIFFReadRGBAImage() function is that for large
images a single buffer capable of holding the whole image doesn't need to be allocated,
only enough for one tile. The TIFFReadRGBAStrip() function does a similar operation for
1 is returned if the image was successfully read and converted. Otherwise, 0 is returned
if an error was encountered.
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,
Sorry, can not handle %d-channel images. The image had SamplesPerPixel other than 1, 3,
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
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, SamplesPer-
Pixel, and PhotometricInterpretation) that TIFFReadRGBAImage can not handle.
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.
TIFFOpen(3TIFF), TIFFRGBAImage(3TIFF), TIFFReadRGBAImage(3TIFF), TIFFReadRGBAStrip(3TIFF),
Libtiff library home page: http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/
libtiff December 10, 1998 TIFFReadRGBATile(3TIFF)