Re: Question on File Formats


Dec 20, 2004

 


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#15308 Dec 20, 2004

I'm a new user of MaxIM DL and been working with it this past

weekend. I had a little trouble saving files in MaxIM and then

opening them in another program such as Registax and even Photoshop

in some cases.



I used MaxIm to combine .BMP images taken with my LPI camera then

saved the combined image as a new .BMP. When I went to open the

new .BMP in Registax or Photoshop all I got was a blank screen, black

in both cases. When saving a .BMP in MaxIM are there save settings I

need to be aware of to make sure the file is compatible? I didn't

play with every "switch" or every file format.



Thanks



Steve



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#15328 Dec 20, 2004

kkssdesk wrote:

> I'm a new user of MaxIM DL and been working with it this past

> weekend. I had a little trouble saving files in MaxIM and then

> opening them in another program such as Registax and even Photoshop

> in some cases.

>

> I used MaxIm to combine .BMP images taken with my LPI camera then

> saved the combined image as a new .BMP. When I went to open the

> new .BMP in Registax or Photoshop all I got was a blank screen, black

> in both cases. When saving a .BMP in MaxIM are there save settings I

> need to be aware of to make sure the file is compatible? I didn't

> play with every "switch" or every file format.



If it's blank, that's because you exceeded the valid pixel range for a

BMP image, which can only accomodate 8 bits (0-255). You can easily

exceed that level by a large amount by stacking images. Try saving in

16-bit FITS or TIFF format.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



25 Conover Street

Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, K2G 4C3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#15348 Dec 20, 2004

Thanks Doug, I'll give that a try.



Steve

> If it's blank, that's because you exceeded the valid pixel range

for a > BMP image, which can only accomodate 8 bits (0-255). You can

easily > exceed that level by a large amount by stacking images. Try saving

in > 16-bit FITS or TIFF format.

>

> Doug

>

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>

> Doug George

> dgeorge@c...

>

> Diffraction Limited

> Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

> www.cyanogen.com

>

> 25 Conover Street

> Ottawa, Ontario,

> Canada, K2G 4C3

>

> Phone: (613) 225-2732

> Fax: (613) 225-9688

>

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