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O: pylibtiff -- wrapper to the libtiff library to Python using ctypes

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Mathieu Malaterre <>

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:24:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Mathieu Malaterre <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: O: pylibtiff
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:19:21 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I intend to orphan pylibtiff. My initial intention was to package pylibtiff as dependency of cellprofiler.

Since it is not clear how cellprofiler will be installed on debian system, I doubt this dependency will ever be used.
I have no more interest in cellprofiler and hence in pylibtiff

Description is:

 PyLibTiff is a package that provides:
  * a wrapper to the libtiff library to Python using ctypes.
  * a pure Python module for reading and writing TIFF and LSM files. The images
    are read as numpy.memmap objects so that it is possible to open images that
    otherwise would not fit to computers RAM.
 There exists many Python packages such as PIL, FreeImagePy that support reading
 and writing TIFF files. The PyLibTiff project was started to have an efficient
 and direct way to read and write TIFF files using the libtiff library without
 the need to install any unnecessary packages or libraries. The pure Python
 module was created for reading "broken" TIFF files such as LSM files that in
 some places use different interpretation of TIFF tags than what specified in
 the TIFF specification document. The libtiff library would just fail reading
 such files. In addition, the pure Python module is more memory efficient as the
 arrays are returned as memory maps. Support for compressed files is not
 implemented yet.
 Warning: pylibtiff currently supports reading and writing images that are
 stored using TIFF strips. Patches are welcome to support tiled TIFF images.

Changed Bug title to 'O: pylibtiff -- wrapper to the libtiff library to Python using ctypes' from 'O: pylibtiff' Request was from Boris Pek <> to (Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:33:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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