tiff2rgba - convert a TIFF image to RGBA color space
tiff2rgba [ options ] input.tif output.tif
Tiff2rgba converts a wide variety of TIFF images into an RGBA TIFF
image. This includes the ability to translate different color spaces
and photometric interpretation into RGBA, support for alpha blending,
and translation of many different bit depths into a 32bit RGBA image.
Internally this program is implemented using the TIFFReadRGBAImage()
function, and it suffers any limitations of that image. This includes
limited support for > 8 BitsPerSample images, and flaws with some eso-
teric combinations of BitsPerSample, photometric interpretation, block
organization and planar configuration.
The generated images are stripped images with four samples per pixel
(red, green, blue and alpha) or if the -n flag is used, three samples
per pixel (red, green, and blue). The resulting images are always pla-
nar configuration contiguous. For this reason, this program is a use-
ful utility for transform exotic TIFF files into a form ingestable by
almost any TIFF supporting software.
-c Specify a compression scheme to use when writing image data: -c
none for no compression (the default), -c packbits for the Pack-
Bits compression algorithm, -c zip for the Deflate compression
algorithm, -c jpeg for the JPEG compression algorithm, and -c
lzw for Lempel-Ziv & Welch.
-r Write data with a specified number of rows per strip; by default
the number of rows/strip is selected so that each strip is
approximately 8 kilobytes.
-b Process the image one block (strip/tile) at a time instead of by
reading the whole image into memory at once. This may be neces-
sary for very large images on systems with limited RAM.
-n Drop the alpha component from the output file, producing a pure
RGB file. Currently this does not work if the -b flag is also
tiff2bw(1), TIFFReadRGBAImage(3t), libtiff(3)
June 13, 2001 TIFF2RGBA(1)
Man(1) output converted with