Gary Collins wrote:

>     1) I'd like to try to do this in python. But I'll need to learn it
>     first. That shouldn't be a problem, I have the info, just a matter
>     of getting round to it. But I'd like to ask: is that the best thing
>     to use for writing a plug-in? Or at least, an acceptable thing? I
>     want to learn python sometime in any case as it seems to be used
>     rather widely for add-ons to various packages, eg "blender".

The existing TIFF plug-ins are written in C.
will be most important one.

>     2) I'd need to learn about the TIFF format. Again, shouldn't be a
>     problem; I've recently downloaded the definition from Adobe's site.
>     Again, just a matter of getting round to it :-)

You should read about libtiff in particular:

>     3) What I will need is specific information about writing for the
>     gimp interface - details about how the layers would be accessed,
>     etc. I'm not sure where would be the best place to look for 
>     information like this.

Other plug-ins that are accessing layers.

> And maybe this list won't be the best place for techie questions if I
> do get started - maybe there's a more suitable list (?)

The gimp-developer list.


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