Art Campbell wrote:
> 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.
Nope, not millions of colors -- millions of _possible_ colors. But each
8-bit graphic contains only 2^8, or 256, unique colors -- a palette of
256 defined RGB colors, all of which are added to your FM color list
RGB 000, 000, 136
RGB 000, 082, 044
RGB 056, 188, 000
So Grant is right. Since each new 8-bit PNG contains its own palette of
256 unique colors, you can end up with hundreds -- even thousands -- of
new colors in your FM doc. Go ahead, select View > Color > Definitions,
and then look at the Name list.
Since your graphics started life as photos, I'm surprised that the
256-color limit isn't a problem, but then I don't know what they're
pictures of. I don't understand your original crash problem, or how the
photos ended up being 16-bit color (are you sure?), or what
"interpolated to size" means. But you might try saving them as 24-bit
color, which is more standard. You might also try significantly reducing
the dpi. I'm no expert, but 300 dpi for a photo seems excessive.
IIRC, after you remove the 8-bit PNGs, saving the doc as MIF will get
rid of all the RGB color definitions.
Richard G. Combs
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