high res repos?

    Apr 12 2006 | 9:16 pm
    So I am loving creating my own maps with photoshop for repos, but I am hating the fact that photoshop limits rgb color to 256 values, forcing low resolution with large maps. anyone know of image manipulation software that can actually handle 32 bit color?
    I had a couple of ideas, but they seemed kinda silly:
    1) Use small maps, scale them with jitter and interpolate for the color values- Would remove the pixelation, but wouldnt deal with resolution
    2) use scissors, multiple repos object, and glue them back together, but this would limit the scope of the transformation, and create a huge processor load.
    3) use modulo and the blue channel to carry. would work, but would still increase processor load.
    So any other ideas?

    • Apr 12 2006 | 9:26 pm
      If there's a readily available OpenEXR plugin or app that would be a good choice. Otherwise, you just might have to use ridiculous shananigans like splitting the data into high and low bytes on different channels.
    • Apr 13 2006 | 10:08 am
      shenanigans indeed. checked out the ILM stuff, interesting, but couldnt get the photoshop plug to be usefull.
      below is a patch I just made for generating/decoding 640X480 full resolution plain repos maps for use with "standard" image editing software. enjoy..?