-colors does not work with RGBA PNG

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-colors does not work with RGBA PNG

Post by Juce »


convert sphere.png -colors 50 spherecolors50.png

convert sphere.png PNG8:spherepng8.png

This works:
convert sphere.png spheregif.gif

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Re: -colors does not work with RGBA PNG

Post by glennrp »

For the first conversion I'm seeing the same result whether the output is .png or .txt so I don't think it's a PNG bug.

For the second conversion, it is to be expected that the quantization is lousy because we are simply dropping
the low 5 bits of the Red and Green samples and the low 6 bits of blue.

Converting spheregif.gif to spheregif.png looks pretty good, exactly the same as spheregif.gif but smaller file size.
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