[Image-SIG] Writing a plugin
Charles G Waldman
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 08:25:17 -0400 (EDT)
Fredrik Lundh writes:
> We've been considering adding support for PA and LA images, but I'm
> not sure if I want to add a 16-bit internal format, and storing 8+1 bit
> pixels in 32 bits is a bit too wasteful for my taste (but on the other
> hand, that's definitely better than no support at all ;-)
A 16-bit internal format would be *extremely* useful.
I do a lot of processing of X-ray images, where 256 grey levels isn't
enough. (I'm not talking about what is displayed, but what is used
for intermediate processing). I tend to use the 32-bit "F" format,
but a 16-bit format would be much more efficient. I've been thinking
about adding a 16-bit format myself. It would be great if you added
this to PIL so I don't have to!