Color list? You mean like FM's defined colors? I don't think so. We're talking digital photographs here, with millions of colors. The 8-bit limitation is just the bit depth of the file. FM doesn't do anything at all with the colors of graphics and the colors it defines.... it's a graphic file format attribute.
Art On 5/4/06, Grant Hogarth <Grant.Hogarth at reuters.com> wrote: > The only problem with that is that if they are less than 24-bit, FM adds > all the colors in them to your colors list. :( After taking them down > to 8 and saving them, you could probably take them back up to 24 with > out making them too much bigger. > > Grant > > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces+grant.hogarth=reuters.com at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces+grant.hogarth=reuters.com at lists.frameusers.com] > On Behalf Of Art Campbell > Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 2:09 PM > To: List, Framers; Free Framers > Subject: A bug & note on using .png graphics.... > > I recently ran into a problem using .png graphics in files and after > kicking it around a lot, think I may have found a bug either in FM's > memory managment > (surprise!) or the > way it's handling graphics files. > > * FM 7.2 / 158 > * Windows XP SP2 with all patches > * Two machines, one with 2 M RAM, one with 3 > * FM files and graphics on a network server > > The symptoms were: > * Importing .png files by reference > * FM would occasionally display the "Gray Box" warning message > * It would always crash > > It turned out the graphics I was using were big files that started life > on Nikon DSLRs, were massaged in Photoshop CS2, interpolated to size, > and were saved out as 300 dpi .png files for import. > > The details are important, it turns out, because the files retained a > 16-bit color depth throughout. And that seems to be the thing that > tripped FM up. > > On a hunch, I knocked the .PNG files down to 8-bit depth in Photoshop > and resaved them and voila -- no crashes, no gray boxes, nothing at all > untoward. > > I haven't tested this with other formats to see if the bit-depth is an > issue with other file formats, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were. > > Cheers, > Art > > -- > Art Campbell > art.campbell at gmail.com > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358