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TIFFSET(1) General Commands Manual TIFFSET(1)


tiffset - set or unset a field in a TIFF header


tiffset [ options ] filename.tif


Tiffset sets the value of a TIFF header to a specified value or removes an existing setting.


-d dirnumber
change the current directory (starting at 0).
-s tagnumber [ count ] value ...
Set the value of the named tag to the value or values specified.
-sd diroffset
change the current directory by offset.
-sf tagnumber filename
Set the value of the tag to the contents of filename. This option is supported for ASCII tags only.
-u tagnumber
Unset the tag.


The following example sets the image description tag (270) of a.tif to the contents of the file descrip:
tiffset -sf 270 descrip a.tif

The following example sets the artist tag (315) of a.tif to the string ``Anonymous'':

tiffset -s 315 Anonymous a.tif

This example sets the resolution of the file a.tif to 300 dpi:

tiffset -s 296 2 a.tif
tiffset -s 282 300.0 a.tif
tiffset -s 283 300.0 a.tif

Set the photometric interpretation of the third page of a.tif to min-is-black (ie. inverts it):

tiffset -d 2 -s 262 1 a.tif


tiffdump(1), tiffinfo(1), tiffcp(1), libtiff(3TIFF)

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December 3, 2012 libtiff