thumbnail - create a TIFF file with thumbnail images
thumbnail [ options ] input.tif output.tif
thumbnail is a program written to show how one might use the SubIFD tag
(#330) to store thumbnail images. thumbnail copies a TIFF Class F fac-
simile file to the output file and for each image an 8-bit greyscale
thumbnail sketch. The output file contains the thumbnail image with
the associated full-resolution page linked below with the SubIFD tag.
By default, thumbnail images are 216 pixels wide by 274 pixels high.
Pixels are calculated by sampling and filtering the input image with
each pixel value passed through a contrast curve.
-w Specify the width of thumbnail images in pixels.
-h Specify the height of thumbnail images in pixels.
-c Specify a contrast curve to apply in generating the thumbnail
images. By default pixels values are passed through a linear
contrast curve that simply maps the pixel value ranges. Alter-
native curves are: exp50 for a 50% exponential curve, exp60 for
a 60% exponential curve, exp70 for a 70% exponential curve,
exp80 for a 80% exponential curve, exp90 for a 90% exponential
curve, exp for a pure exponential curve, linear for a linear
There are no options to control the format of the saved thumbnail
tiffdump(1), tiffgt(1), tiffinfo(1), libtiff(3)
September 26, 1994 THUMBNAIL(1)
Man(1) output converted with