2009/10/21 Ralf Gommers email@example.com:
Currently, you have to read the docs to figure out what type will be returned, and I feel that element of surprise can be eliminated simply by specifying the default dtype=float or dtype=np.uint8.
The returned type by default is the type the image was saved as. To me that is the only thing that makes sense.
Thanks, that's a convincing argument.