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16-bit grayscale with PNG in gimp-1.2.2?

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16-bit grayscale with PNG in gimp-1.2.2? Olivier Ripoll 20 Mar 21:15
Olivier Ripoll
2003-03-20 21:15:45 UTC (over 17 years ago)

16-bit grayscale with PNG in gimp-1.2.2?

Steven Lembark wrote:

Taking in tif's from vuescan, would like to save PNG's. These are medical slides that will end up being used for presentations.

TIFF files are 16-bit grayscale. Save As -> PNG seems to leave me with 8-bit:

Gimp does not support 16 bit per channel images. If you want a soft, be it an image viewer, an image convertor or an image editor supporting this feature for PNG, have a look at the PNG home page ( ), where you might find some information.

If you need a converter, you may instead try imagemagick ( ). In general, Imagemagick is better suited than gimp for conversion task, because gimp is an image manipulation and edition software.
If you need an editor, cinepaint (, which will remind you gimp, as it is actually a fork of an old version of gimp.