[PD] pix_film problems in Ubuntu

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sun May 13 18:09:07 CEST 2007

Kristofer Hagbard wrote:

>>> My color depth is set to 16 due to a crappy screen.

> I'm also wondering about the colors of the film, it's seem to only use
> 8-bit colors or some indexed colors (wich is natural on the linux
> machine) but it looks as just as bad on my windows machine that are
> running 32-bit colors. (it does not do this with images or webcam input)
> Is there a reason why GEM reduces the color depth? Is there an encoding
> that GEM handles better than others?

Gem only supports 2 colorspaces: 32bit and 8bit
(this is for historic reasons; i would just drop the 8bit colospace).

since you have setup your system to have a colourdepth of 16bit,
naturally it cannot server 32bit so it falls back to 24bit.

Gem cannot give you more than you ask for ;-)


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