Display a warning whenever saving an image changes the bits per channel, or the number of channels.

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Luminous
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Display a warning whenever saving an image changes the bits per channel, or the number of channels.

Post by Luminous » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:10 pm

Basically, whenever you save an image with XNView, you never quite know for sure what your resulting bits/channel or the total number of channels is going to be until after you've reopened the image for inspection.

So, as a safeguard, any time the user saves as an image format that forces the bits per channel, or the total number of channels to change, XNView should display a popup warning the user before saving, that this is going to happen.

This happened to me when I tried saving as the FLIF format, and I noticed the total bits of the image changed after inspecting the resulting FLIF. A simple warning would have given me a heads up.

P.S. I believe that may be a bug as well (FLIF saving as 8bits per channel instead of 16bits per channel as intended).

Thanks!

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Re: Display a warning whenever saving an image changes the bits per channel, or the number of channels.

Post by xnview » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:06 pm

but you have a warning when you open the picture file
Pierre.

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