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

See also

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