[Image-SIG] Need 12 or 16 bits/pixel images

Rob Hooft r.hooft@euromail.net
Sun, 30 May 1999 21:34:49 +0200 (MZT)

>>>>> "RB" == Roger Burnham <roger.burnham@gte.net> writes:

 RB> Hi, I've an application presented to me that needs the dynamic
 RB> range of 12-16 bits/pixel images.  We have a digital camera
 RB> interfaced to Python, that can return such images (currently, I
 RB> scale the data to 8 bits).

I have a similar application. Scaling the image to 8 bits is really
the only sensible thing to do, as the human eye cannot differentiate
much more anyway, and there are AFAIK no regular graphics cards that
can do more than 8 bit greyscale.

See my "dis.py" on http://starship.python.net/crew/hooft/


Rob Hooft.

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