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andyroo

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reduce bit depth in ortho generation (or export)
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:59:42 PM »
It would be nice to have an option to reduce bit depth for ortho generation. We are using 16-bit color for alignment, but don't need that color depth for orthoimagery. Image size is dramatically increased with 16-bit color and platform compatibility is also reduced. Also the internal metashape ortho files are huge compared to 8-bit and we aren't able to specify a minimum ortho resolution until the export stage so unnecessary HD space is used.

[edit] one way to do this (wouldn't address the issue of "build ortho" size but would enable 8-bit export) would be to add a colors_rgb_8bit parameter to the exportOrthophotos method, like has been added to exportModel and exportPoints in the API.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 10:29:19 PM by andyroo »