jxp Posted July 3, 2009 Share Posted July 3, 2009 I started web development in the dial-up days. In those times every byte counted. Because of this I've developed a habit of using 16-color bitmap and gif files (when appropriate). This file type plugin allows you to save images as 16 color bitmaps or gifs. Obvously full color photos will look terrible but simple logos and small grayscale images can look good (and save precious bytes ) . This plugin adds the options Bitmap (low color) and GIF (low color) to the save as type drop down. (and now png and tiff too) Not massively useful but I wanted it and it was interesting developing them. A 16 color bitmap uses half the space for the image than a 256 color one (it also has a much smaller palette!). A 16 color gif is more efficient to compress with a lower number of colors. Previous updates Hidden Content: UPDATE 28 July 2009 Renamed dll from 16Colors.dll to LowColor.dll Use Paint.NET save configuration (displays file size and progress) Added Black & White mode Added Custom colors mode (2 - 256) Added PNG support Renamed file types to Bitmap (Low Color) from Bitmap (16 color) etc. UPDATE 31 Aug 2009 Added transparency threshold for improved handling of transparent images Added 16-bit option (65,000 colours) for BMP and PNG files UPDATE 25 Sep 2009 Added Tiff support (for D_M_S in General Qs forum) Changed bmp unused palette bits to 0 (for Monty Burns) Changed 16-bit format to be recognized by Windows (for n0tbugme) UPDATE 07 Oct 2009 Fixed stupid, stupid (stupid) bug for tall images UPDATE 04 Dec 2009 Preserve DPI setting when saving Download >> LowColor.zip Quote Don't know what plugin to use? Try looking in the plugin gallery Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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