On 2010-06-26 00:54, Branko Vukelic wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Philip Rhoades<>  wrote:
>> OK, so now the next question is:  If the original is recognised by
>> "identify" as a 1 bit per pixel image, why doesn't Gimp keep it that way
>> when opening the file?  At 300dpi there is no real issue with "jaggy"
>> edges - is it just a judgement call that a conversion to grey scale is
>> likely to give the best result for most situations and the file size is
>> a secondary consideration?
> If the image was produced as 1bpp to begin with, I don't think
> converting to Greyscale will help a lot. Maybe with rotation, but
> otherwise, there should be little advantage.

The question was - why does Gimp make the change automatically? - it 
shouldn't in my view.


Philip Rhoades

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