ImageMagick Q8

Andrzej Zawadzki zawadaa at
Wed Jun 25 13:49:51 CEST 2014

On 24.06.2014 13:09, Tomasz Pala wrote:
> Hi,
> most images these days are 8-bit/component, most IM use cases covers
> simple one-pass actions like converting formats or resizing, so while
> defaulting to Q16 is the right way to go as suggested by IM docs itself,
> we should also provide Q8 version, especially for wide range of
> server-side processing of user supplied content. And the overhead of Q16
> is HUGE - 30-50% more of CPU time and TWICE as much of memory. All that
> wasted when most of the time anyone uses IM.

Andrzej Zawadzki

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