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I am looking for some tools that will allow me to create a TIFF document and then save it to a folder. If there isn't any built in tools, please recommend an add-on package.

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Posted 12-Feb-13 12:02pm
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Solution 1

.Net does not have great tools for handling the TIFF format built in, at work we use LibTiff.Net[^], which is free and open-source.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 12-Feb-13 18:34pm
Sure, a 5.
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Solution 2

I actually started to look t this last week but couldn't get any support ( which I can understand since it's free). I am looking to create a laboratory report. In one of their examples they build a bridge.

using BitMiracle.LibTiff.Classic;

namespace WriteTiff
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            byte[] buffer = new byte[25 * 144]
                // boring hex omitted

            // Open the TIFF file
            using (Tiff image = Tiff.Open("output.tif", "w"))
                if (image == null)
                    System.Console.Error.WriteLine("Could not open output.tif for writing");

                // We need to set some values for basic tags before we can add any data
                image.SetField(TiffTag.IMAGEWIDTH, 25 * 8);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.IMAGELENGTH, 144);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.BITSPERSAMPLE, 1);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.SAMPLESPERPIXEL, 1);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.ROWSPERSTRIP, 144);

                image.SetField(TiffTag.COMPRESSION, Compression.CCITTFAX4);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.PHOTOMETRIC, Photometric.MINISWHITE);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.FILLORDER, FillOrder.MSB2LSB);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.PLANARCONFIG, PlanarConfig.CONTIG);

                image.SetField(TiffTag.XRESOLUTION, 150.0);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.YRESOLUTION, 150.0);
                image.SetField(TiffTag.RESOLUTIONUNIT, ResUnit.INCH);

                // Write the information to the file
                image.WriteEncodedStrip(0, buffer, 25 * 144);

                // file will be auto-closed during disposal
                // but you can close image yourself

Let's say I want to create a TIFF file that contains says "Hello World" in bold. Can you please supply an example of how I would code this with LibTiff?

Thank you.
lewax00 12-Feb-13 19:11pm
It's in an example that isn't obvious, but check: it shows how to render strings onto it. In the future, if you need clarification on an answer, please use the "Have a Question or Comment?" button below the answer it's in reference too, otherwise that person will not get a notification (I only checked back because I had a new comment from someone else). It works out better for everyone that way :)

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