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TifPhotometricInterpretation Enumeration
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DTI.ImageMan.Codecs Namespace : TifPhotometricInterpretation Enumeration

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Photometric Interpretation


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Public Enum TifPhotometricInterpretation 
   Inherits System.Enum
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Dim instance As TifPhotometricInterpretation
public enum TifPhotometricInterpretation : System.Enum 
public enum TifPhotometricInterpretation extends System.Enum
Managed Extensions for C++ 
__value public enum TifPhotometricInterpretation : public System.Enum 
public enum class TifPhotometricInterpretation : public System.Enum 


BlackIs00 bits and bytes in the case of 8 bit grayscale are black.
LogicalChoiceWill pick the best choice, based on the image passed in.
Palette4 or 8 bit palette entries.
RGBThree separate RGB entries for each color (24 or 32 bit).
Separated32 bit CMYK.
WhiteIs00 bits and bytes in the case of 8 bit grayscale are white.


Determines how to interpret the color of bites. For monochrome or grayscale image it will determine if the 0 bits or bytes are black or white.

Some monochrome images may look inverted compared to the XP Viewer. This is because the Windows XP previewer through SP2, does not follow the Tiff specification and honor the Photometric interpretation specified in the image file directory for the image. All images are treated as if they where Min as White or White pixels = 0 bits even if this is not true. This tag is honored for grayscale images.

In order for an image to be saved in grayscale format it must have a ramped palette. A ramped palette is created when the ImageMan Palette is created using the GrayScale PaletteType:DTI::ImageMan::ImPalette::PaletteType:.

When using the ModifyBitDepth Command:DTI::ImageMan::Commands: set the Palette Option:DTI::ImageMan::Commands::ModifyBitDepthCommand: to Custom:DTI::ImageMan::Commands: and the Palette Property:DTI::ImageMan::Commands: to a new ImageMan Palette using the GrayScale PaletteType:DTI::ImageMan::ImPalette::PaletteType:.

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Target Platforms: Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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DTI.ImageMan.Codecs Namespace

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