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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 9 08:28:41 CET 2016

On Thu, 8 Dec 2016, Mattias Gaertner wrote:

> 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.

And that is why we decided to use 64-bit.


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