#include <tiffio.h>
void TIFFClose(TIFF *tif)
void TIFFCleanup(TIFF *tif)


TIFFClose() closes a file that was previously opened with TIFFOpen(). Any buffered data are flushed to the file, including the contents of the current directory (if modified); and all resources are reclaimed. TIFFClose() calls TIFFCleanup() and then the associated function to close the file handle.

TIFFCleanup() is an auxiliary function to free the TIFF structure. The given structure will be completely freed, so you should save opened file handle and pointer to the close procedure in external variables before calling TIFFCleanup(), if you will need these ones to close the file. TIFFCleanup() calls TIFFFlush(), which stores all pending data in the file.


Both functions have no return value. If you want to check whether the data has been successfully written to the file, you can call TIFFFlush(), which has a return value, before TIFFClose().


All error messages are directed to the TIFFErrorExtR() routine. Likewise, warning messages are directed to the TIFFWarningExtR() routine.

See also

libtiff (3tiff), TIFFOpen (3tiff), TIFFError (3tiff)