Re: [Rd] 12-bit functionality in tiff package

From: Joseph Barry <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:26:35 +0200

Dear Ben,

Many thanks for the reply.

Actually, rtiff is a separate package to tiff. I have continued my correspondence with the latter's maintainer (Simon Urbanek) off-list. Perhaps I should have done this directly from the beginning, rather than going through list.

Best wishes,
Joseph Barry  

On Oct 23, 2012, at 11:10 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:

> Joseph Barry <joseph.barry <at>> writes:

>> We have recently been using the tiff package for reading tiff images
>> into the Bioconductor Package EBImage. This has been extremely
>> helpful in conjunction with other steps to eliminate dependencies on
>> ImageMagick.

>> However, it seems that 12-bit images are not supported. We were
>> wondering if there are plans to extend the functionality of the
>> readTIFF() function in the tiff package to accommodate 12-bit
>> images?

> It would probably be more efficient to query the package maintainer,
> which according to
> is
> Eric Kort <eric.kort at>
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