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Exporting Small 1-bit .pcx graphics

Jul 26, 2012, 19:42
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I am trying to export very small (490 x 121) 1-bit graphics out of GIMP as .pcx files. With my working .xcf pulled up, I go to Mode> Indexed and select "Use black and white (1-bit) palette" from the Indexed Color Conversion box. Then I export my graphic as a .pcx, but the graphic is not 1-bit, it is 8-bit, the file size is around 10k, instead of being around 3-4k like it should be.

If it helps, I am using GIMP 2.8.0 on a Windows XP box. I've attached my .xcf for reference.

Hope some smart folks out there can help out.


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Jul 26, 2012, 21:10
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RE: Exporting Small 1-bit .pcx graphics
Looks like 1-bit PCX has become very rare and may not be supported.

It seems you can convert other file format to 1-bit PCX with ImageMagick, though.

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Jul 27, 2012, 09:28
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RE: Exporting Small 1-bit .pcx graphics
If you want a GUI, XnView works.
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Jul 30, 2012, 12:27
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RE: Exporting Small 1-bit .pcx graphics
Looks like ImageMagick is doing the trick for my dilemma. Thanks ofnuts!
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