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Warning message "this picture will be converted to rgb with 8 bits per component"

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:43 pm
by cday
Before an image with a bit depth greater than 24 bits is opened a warning message is displayed advising that the image will be converted to 8 bits per component. In practice users are sometimes unsure whether the original file opened will be modified, and therefore understandably concerned.

Suggestion: Add to the existing message new text that makes clear that the original file opened will not be modified.

Re: Warning message "this picture will be converted to rgb with 8 bits per component"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:59 am
by xnview
which message will be more clearer?

Re: Warning message "this picture will be converted to rgb with 8 bits per component"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:31 pm
by cday
xnview wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:59 am
Which message will be more clearer?

Not entirely easy... :wink:

Minimal change would be "This picture will be converted to RGB with 8 bits per pixel, the original file will not be changed."

Possibly clearer and more accurate: "This image will be opened as RGB with 8 bits per pixel, the original file will not be changed."

And ideally the message would start "XnView currently does not support... [this bit depth | color model ] ...

Does XnTriq have an opinion :?: ?