You can import TIF files into NIH Image (freeware) and export it as a
TEXT file (ASCII rows and columns) which can be read into EXCEL. You
can also read and manuipulate the data in the program TRANSFORM, and
all graphics programs should import TIF files. Alternatively, if you
can read the TIF header, you can read the file into your own program.
TIF files are simply binary integers (one or two bytes), and the
header gives the dimensions and the byte size. There is a TIF
standard available on the web.
>Just a brief relief from the facies discussion:
>Can anybody give me some advice how to export data, specifically
>composition maps, from a JEOL 8800 probe to be used in other
>graphics programs? I don't want the JPEG or TIF files, but the
>original numerical data, preferably in ASCII mode. I am not sure
>whether this is possible.
>JEOL have their own funny software which is not so easy to get into.
>Maps from a CAMECA probe are easier to handle in that respect.
>Isn't there also a microprobe user mailing list? I seem to remember
>some message from long time ago.
>Cheers & thanks,
>School of Geological & Computer Sciences
>University of Natal
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