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TIFFWriteDirectory(3TIFF)						TIFFWriteDirectory(3TIFF)

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 TIFFWriteDirec-
       tory when writing multiple subfiles to a single TIFF file.  TIFFWriteDirectory is automat-
       ically 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 loca-
       tion 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, correct-
       ing 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, TIFFCheck-
       pointDirectory 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  incom-
       plete,  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/

libtiff 				September 26, 2001		TIFFWriteDirectory(3TIFF)
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