Fwd: OpenSlide library inquiry

Benjamin Gilbert bgilbert at cs.cmu.edu
Tue Jun 5 10:42:22 EDT 2012

On 06/05/2012 07:45 AM, David Gutman wrote:
> aaah ok--- so I have to just make sure when I build VIPS from source I
> compile against openslide as well---


> how does
> VIPS "know" which library to use th read the JPEG2000 encoded tiff's or
> is there some search hierarchy if it finds an encoding library X won't
> handle, it will go to library Y?

VIPS format loaders have a priority.  VIPS will try OpenSlide first, and 
if OpenSlide won't read the file (or if OpenSlide decides to use its 
generic-tiff driver), it will try other format loaders like TIFF.  So 
VIPS will use OpenSlide for all Aperio slides, not just the JPEG2000 ones.

--Benjamin Gilbert

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