[Gdal-dev] Detecting endianness of a raw image

Meek, Allan Allan.Meek at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Thu Feb 1 13:31:58 EST 2007


I'm working on a driver for a 32-bit complex image format (flat binary
image file and text header file). The image can be either big or little
endian format; unfortunately, the header file does not specify this. Is
there a reliable way to determine the endianness of this type of file?
I've searched for this, but I've only found methods to determine the
endianness of an operating system.

Allan Meek

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