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Re: Reading 16-bit TIFF Images into Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg31348] Re: Reading 16-bit TIFF Images into Mathematica
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 04:35:31 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9rb7qo$5ld$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Mathematica's Import[] for TIFF images doen not support 16 bit
images. The only Import[] that work with 16 bit images
for Import[]/Export[] is my PNG reader from

Install the package and you can read and write 16 bit png's.


Kari Krueckl wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a Mathematica beginner and am having a little trouble. I am
> scanning 12-bit images that are being converted to 16-bit grayscale
> TIFFs.  I need to read the 16-bit TIFF files in Mathematica. I realize
> that this is not a supported format and I am not concerned about
> displaying the image in Mathematica. I only need to some how import and
> manipulate the 16-bit grayscale data from the file. Is there any way to
> extract the data array? Or directly read the file into Mathematica?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Kari Krueckl
> kkrueckl at

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