[Image-SIG] Handling 16 bit images with PIL

Robert B. Klimek klimek@grc.nasa.gov
Fri, 13 Oct 2000 13:20:18 -0400

At 02:28 PM 10/13/00 +0200, you wrote:
>I am using PIL and would like to read and process 16 bits raw ushort images.
>Which data format would be the best choice? Has anybody already develop such 
>a file decoder?
This is a question I'm also interested in, but have no good answer for. I
don't see a way of doing it with PIL (unless I overlooked something) but
maybe Numeric Python might do something. I was thinking on converting the
image (whether its 10-bit, 12-bit, of 16-bit) to a floating pt. array,
doing your processing, and converting back to the right format.  Haven't
tried it yet so can't say whether its even possible.

Robert B. Klimek
NASA Glenn Research Center 
(216) 433-2837