Show "Bits Per Channel" in the Status Bar instead of Total Bits

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Luminous
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Show "Bits Per Channel" in the Status Bar instead of Total Bits

Postby Luminous » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Hi, I noticed that XNview MP Shows the total bits of all the channels. So, an 8 bit RGB image is 24 bits, and an 8 bit RGBA image is 32 bits. I find this to be rather unintuitive because at a glance, looking at the total bits per image requires doing a bit of breakdown to determine the bits per channel. I have to check to see if the image has an alpha channel, and if it does, divide the total bits by 4 to determine the bits per channel.

Why not just simply display it like this? "4096x4096x24 (3 channels) (8 bits/channel)" or "4096x4096x64 (4 channels) (16 bits/channel)".

To me, this is way easier to understand and follows the Adobe Photoshop methodology of configuring your image to be displayed in "X Bits per channel".

Hope you consider!

Thanks!

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