Robin Bowes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I've got a pdf file that I need to convert to pcx to use as a fax template.
> I've installed The GIMP, along with Ghostscript and I can create the
> pcx file fine.
> However, I'd like to reduce file size by reducing the colour depth to
> 2, i.e. black and white.
> I can do this in MS Photo Editor by Choosing File|Properties and
> selecting Image Type "Monochrome". This reduces the file size from
> 215KB to 99KB.
> How can I do the same thing from The GIMP? I'm sure it must be
> possible, but I'm just not looking in the right place!

No, it isn't currently possible. But it would be rather simple to add
some code to the PCX plug-in so that it stores a monochrome PCX file
in case that the image is in INDEXED mode and the palette only has two
entries. A couple of plug-ins already behave this way.

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