[fpc-pascal] FPImage and mult-page TIFF support

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Thu Dec 8 15:22:11 CET 2016


On Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:09:53 +0000
Graeme Geldenhuys <mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk> wrote:

> On 2016-12-08 14:01, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> > That would be a 64bit per pixel image, wasting a lot of memory.  
> 
> Why FPImage uses 64bit per pixel is beyond me! The original author of
> FPImage clearly thought he/she saw something cool in that, but 99.99999%
> of the time *nobody* needs that. It's causing more grief (and code to do
> conversions) than anything else.

The 64bit is the maximum limit. I doubt the 99.99999%. Image editing
require more than 8bit per channel since decades.

 
> > Or add some helper procedures, for some common cases.  
> 
> This might be a good solution. Some ready-made event handlers.

Any idea how that should look like?

Mattias


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