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Importing 16-bit TIFF files with 4.0

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  • Subject: [mg20205] Importing 16-bit TIFF files with 4.0
  • From: Beth Sornsin <sornsin at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 21:06:26 -0400
  • Organization: NIST
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I've been trying to import some 16-bit grayscale
TIFF files into Mathematica 4.0 with no success. The files
were created by a commercial imaging program --
the progam says it produces TIFF v6.0.

I need to extract the numerical intensity values from
the TIFF files in order to manipulate them in Mathematica,
so it's not just a matter of displaying the graphics
(which doesn't work either!). I've been able to import
the 8-bit TIFF files just fine.

What I need is:
(1) a way of directly importing the 16-bit TIFF's
    into Mathematica 4.0, or
(2) a quick method of converting the 16-bit TIFF's
    into a format that Mathematica 4.0 will read.


Beth Sornsin
National Institute of Standards & Technology
MS 815.03, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO  80303
tel. 303-497-7612, fax 303-497-7621

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