LOADFILEOPTION

typedef struct _LOADFILEOPTION 
{ 
   L_UINT uStructSize; 
   L_INT XResolution; 
   L_INT YResolution; 
   L_UINT Flags; 
   L_INT Passes; 
   L_INT PageNumber; 
   L_UINT GlobalLoop; 
   L_IFDTYPE IFD; 
   L_UINT uRedScan; 
   L_UINT uGreenScan; 
   L_UINT uBlueScan; 
   L_UINT Flags2; 
   L_UINT64 IFD64; /* 32-bit apps only */ 
   L_VOID *pFilterData; 
   L_SIZE_T uFilterDataSize; 
   L_INT nFilter; 
} LOADFILEOPTION, * pLOADFILEOPTION; 

The LOADFILEOPTION structure specifies extra options for reading an image file.

The following functions make use of this structure:

L_AnnLoad

L_AnnLoadOffset

L_AnnLoadMemory

L_ReadLoadResolutions

L_ReadFileTransforms

L_FileConvert

L_FileInfo

L_FileInfoMemory

L_GetLoadResolution

L_GetFileCommentSize

L_LoadBitmap

L_LoadBitmapList

L_LoadBitmapMemory

L_LoadFile

L_LoadFileTile

L_LoadFileOffset

L_LoadMemory

L_ReadFileComment

L_ReadFileCommentExt

L_ReadFileCommentMemory

L_ReadFileTag

L_ReadFileTagMemory

L_ReadFileStamp

L_StartFeedLoad

L_FileConvert

L_LoadMemoryTile 

See L_GetDefaultLoadFileOption for information on default load options.

Member Description
uStructSize Size of the LOADFILEOPTION structure. This should be sizeof(LOADFILEOPTION). You must fill this member.
XResolution Horizontal dots per inch.
YResolution Vertical dots per inch.
Flags Any of the following flags. (Use a bitwise OR to specify more than one value.)
  Value Meaning
  ELO_REVERSEBITS [0x00000001] Reverse the bit order when writing CCITT Group 3 and 4 files, so that the least significant bit (LSB) is first.
  ELO_GLOBALBACKGROUND [0x00000002] Save a GIF file with the global background color specified by the GlobalBackground field.
  ELO_GLOBALPALETTE [0x00000004] Save a GIF file with the global palette specified by the GlobalPalette field.
  ELO_GLOBALLOOP [0x00000008] Enable looping when loading an animated file. This flag must be on for the GlobalLoop field to be used.
  ELO_ROTATED [0x00000010] Load files without rotating them. This affects files that can be saved with a rotated view perspective. For more information refer to Accounting for View Perspective.
  ELO_IGNOREVIEWTRANSFORMS [0x00000020] Load a Flash-Pix file without being modified by the viewing transforms.
  ELO_IGNORECOLORTRANSFORMS [0x00000040] Load a Flash-Pix file without being modified by the color transforms.
  ELO_SIGNED [0x00000080] Indicate that the bitmap can contain negative pixel values.
  ELO_DISABLEMMX [0x00000100] Do not use MMX optimized code
  ELO_DISABLEP3 [0x00000200] Do not use P3-specific optimized code.
  ELO_USEIFD [0x00000400] Use the IFD offset.
  ELO_FORCECIELAB [0x00000800] (JPEG only) The file has CIELAB colorspace
  ELO_USEBADJPEGPREDICTOR [0x00001000] (JPEG only) Load lossless JPEG file using an incorrect predictor
  ELO_IGNOREPHOTOMETRICINTERP [0x00002000] (TIFF only) Use RGB colorspace instead of the PhotometricInterpretation stored in the file. Use this to disable the color conversion to RGB during the load process.
  ELO_FORCERGBFILE [0x00004000] (JPEG only) The file has RGB colorspace.
  ELO_MULTISPECTRALSCAN [0x00008000] Use uXXXScan values information when loading NITF files.
  ELO_NOPALETTE [0x00010000] Use the new palette mechanism. Do not use GDI memory to store the palette.
  ELO_IGNOREVIEWPERSPECTIVE [0x00200000] (TIF and Exif only) Ignore the view perspective stored in the file and load the file as TOP_LEFT. If you are loading a TIF or Exif file that looks rotated or flipped, try setting this flag before loading the file.
  ELO_USEFASTCONVERSION [0x00400000] (TIF and JPEG only) Use the fast color conversions when loading CMYK or CIELab files. Setting this flag will greatly speed up the loading of CMYK and CIELab files, but it will reduce the image quality.
  ELO_ALPHAINIT [0x01000000] Initialize the alpha channel for 32- or 64-bit color images to all ones (0xFF for 8-bit alpha channels and 0xFFFF for 16-bit alpha channels).
If this flag is not specified then:
  • If the source bitmap has alpha values, they will remain unchanged in the loaded bitmap.
  • If the source bitmap has no alpha values, the alpha values in the loaded bitmap will be initialized to all ones (0xFF for 8-bit alpha channels and 0xFFFF for 16-bit alpha channels).

The default value for LOADFILEOPTION.Flags includes this flag.
This flag is ignored when loading the following formats:                

  • FILE_TIF
  • FILE_TIFLZW
  • FILE_TIF_CMYK
  • FILE_TIFLZW_CMYK
  • FILE_TIF_PACKBITS
  • FILE_TIF_PACKBITS_CMYK
  • FILE_TIF_YCC
  • FILE_TIFLZW_YCC
  • FILE_TIF_PACKBITS_YCC
  • FILE_TIF_J2K
  • FILE_TIF_ZIP
  • FILE_PNG
  • FILE_PNG_ICO
  • FILE_PSD
  ELO_PREMULTIPLY_ALPHA [0x40000000] Premultiply the alpha values when loading the image data.  Only used when loading PNG and PSD files that have alpha information. 
  ELO_LOADCORRUPTED [0x00010000] Attempt to load corrupted files.
  ELO_NITF_USE_MAX [0x00040000] (NITF Only) Use the maximum width and height.
  ELO_NITF_USE_MONODARK [0x00080000] (NITF Only) Use the mono dark process (to brighten the resulting bitmap).
  ELO_NITF_SHOW_OBJECT [0x00100000] (NITF Only) Make the object CGM available if it exists.
  ELO_IGNORE_ADOBE_COLOR_TRANSFORM [0x00400000] Ignore the Adobe marker containing color transformations.  Set this flag to load corrupt files with wrong APPE marker which have incorrect colors.
  ELO_ALLOW13BITLZWCODE [0x01000000] Try to decode buggy LZW TIF files that contain 13-bit LZW codes.
  ELO_VECTOR_CONVERTED_UNITS [0x10000000] Use converted units, instead of the input file's default.
  ELO_LOADOLDJBIG2FILES [0x20000000] Load old JBIG2 files generated by LEAD JBIG2 filter.
Passes The number of passes (scans over the image) when loading or saving a progressive JPEG or LEAD CMP file. (This value is also used when loading interlaced PNG files.) (This value is also used when loading JBIG files to determine the number of resolutions to load to create a progressive load effect.)
  Possible values when loading a progressive file:
  Any positive number Call the FILEREADCALLBACK function the specified number of times.
  CALLBACK_ONCE [0] Call the FILEREADCALLBACK function only once at the end.
  CALLBACK_WHEN_MEANINGFUL [-1] Call the FILEREADCALLBACK function only on significant scans. (This is usually the best option.)
  CALLBACK_ALWAYS [-2] Call the FILEREADCALLBACK function for the default number of scans.
PageNumber The page number of a multi-page file, which can contain more than one image. When loading a file, this is the exact page number. For more information on multi-page files refer to Multi-page File Formats.
GlobalLoop Loop count when playing an animation. Use 0 for continuous looping. For no looping, turn off the ELO_GLOBALLOOP flag in the Flags field.
IFD Offset within a TIFF file where a page starts. This serves as a reference page for loading pages to a large TIFF file.
uRedScan (NITF only) Index of the scan to be loaded for the red component. Used only if ELO_MULTISPECTRALSCAN is set.
uGreenScan (NITF only) Index of the scan to be loaded for the green component. Used only if ELO_MULTISPECTRALSCAN is set.
uBlueScan (NITF only) Index of the scan to be loaded for the blue component. Used only if ELO_MULTISPECTRALSCAN is set.
Flags2 Any of the following flags. (You can use a bitwise OR to specify more than one value.)
  Value Meaning
  ELO2_MULTITHREADED [0x00000001] Use multi-threaded code to load JPEG or CMP files.
ELO2_USEIFD64 [0x00000002] (TIFF only) Use the 64-bit IFD offset (IFD64). This is useful only in 32-bit applications for dealing with BigTIFF files > 4GB.
ELO2_USEFILTERDATA [0x00000004] Use the filter data information (pFilterData, uFilterDataSize, nFilter) to speed up processing.

See the Using Filter Data to Speed up Loading Large Files topic for more information.

ELO2_PREFERVECTOR [0x00000008] Use vector processing, if supported.
ELO2_AUTOFIXBITMAPRESOLUTION [0x00000010] Automatically correct bitmap resolutions using the L_SetAutoFixBitmapResolutionOptions settings.
IFD64 Use to access pages with offsets > 4GB from very large BigTIFF files. It is not necessary to use IFD64 with regular TIFF files: just use the IFD offset. But of course, you can also access TIFF pages using this value.

In 64-bit applications, the IFD member is itself a 64-bit value. Therefore, the IFD can be used to access both TIFF and BigTIFF pages and the IFD64 member is not defined.            

IFD64 is defined for 32-bit builds only. This value is used only if Flags2 has the ELO2_USEIFD64 flag set.

According to specifications, the minimum value for the first IFD is 8 for TIFF files and 16 for BigTIFF files.

pFilterData Pointer to a filter data structure used to speed up processing (loading, getting the file information, etc). Used only if Flags2 contains the ELO2_USEFILTERDATA flag. The filter data is retrived by passing the FILEINFO_USEFILTERDATA flag to L_FileInfo. If not NULL, free it using L_FreeFilterData when it is no longer needed.

See the Using Filter Data to Speed up Loading Large Files topic for more information.

uFilterDataSize Size of the filter data. Used only if Flags2 contains the ELO2_USEFILTERDATA flag. The filter data is retrived by passing the FILEINFO_USEFILTERDATA flag to L_FileInfo.

If 0, it is possible that the filter data contains handles or pointers that are valid only in the current process. Also, if 0, the filter data can be used only in one thread at a time. Currently, this is the case for most filters.

If not 0, the filter data is flat and can be saved to disk and reloaded later.

See the Using Filter Data to Speed up Loading Large Files topic for more information.

nFilter The filter that allocated the filter data. Used only if Flags2 contains the ELO2_USEFILTERDATA flag. The filter data is retrived by passing the FILEINFO_USEFILTERDATA flag to L_FileInfo.

See the Using Filter Data to Speed up Loading Large Files topic for more information.

Comments

pLOADFILEOPTION is a pointer to an LOADFILEOPTION structure. Where the function parameter type is pLOADFILEOPTION, you can declare a LOADFILEOPTION variable, update the structure's fields, and pass the variable's address in the parameter. Declaring a pLOADFILEOPTION variable is necessary only if your program requires a pointer.

Load a stamp image by calling the L_ReadFileStamp function.

If ELO_SIGNED is set, the bitmap can contain negative pixel values. This can cause the image to be incorrectly painted when it is loaded. In order to load correctly, you must call L_ClearNegativePixels before loading the image. If ELO_SIGNED is not set, any negative pixels in the image will be cleared internally.

Note: Loading JBIG files behaves as follows:

1) If only one resolution exists in the JBIG File, then the FILEREADCALLBACK function will be called with the image data for that resolution as it is decompressed.

2) If the image contains more than one resolution and (Passes >= nResolutions, where nResolutions represents the number of resolutions present in the file,) then FILEREADCALLBACK function will be called with the image data from the lowest resolution available in the file. The data that gets passed to the callback and/or inserted into the bitmap handle will be padded to the remaining width (that is, the size of the last resolution available in the file) with 0s. This will be repeated nResolution times, until the entire image (that is, the last resolution available) is loaded. Setting nPasses to CALLBACK_WHEN_MEANINGFUL or CALLBACK_ALWAYS has the same effect.

3) If the image contains more than one resolution and (Passes is < nResolutions) then the process is the same as in case 2, except loading starts with the first resolution available, continues with the 2nd resolution, and so on, up to resolution Passes-1, and then loading is completed with the decompression of the last resolution available in the file.

Note: For more information about loading and saving large TIFF files faster, refer to Loading and Saving Large TIFF/BigTIFF Files.

ELO_MULTISPECTRALSCAN is used internally by the NITF filter. You do not need to use this flag.

When loading images for display purposes on platforms that expect image data to be in premultiplied alpha format, include the ELO_PREMULTIPLY_ALPHA flag for proper image display (i.e., the transparency information will be preserved). When loading images for image processing purposes do not include ELO_PREMULTIPLY_ALPHA, so image data will be loaded as it is actually stored in the input file (for proper pixel data manipulation).

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