Feature request #16840

Add 16-bit support to QImage via python and the UI

Added by Carl Gnarly over 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Unknown
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:24739

Description

16-bit support would be useful to be able to use height-map images in other applications outside of just printing maps. displacement in CG or simulation applications for instance. 8-bit images don't offer nearly enough dynamic range to be able to be further utilized outside basic illustrations or printing.

Currently it is impossible to render and export 16-bit images from Qgis without using the gdal library which makes other Qgis functionality useless. Scripts that export using Qgis libraries have to be rewritten when exporting with gdal, which forces the user to do more than double the work (not considering the research of a whole other library).

History

#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 3 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Victor Olaya)
  • Category deleted (Processing/QGIS)

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 3 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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