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Bug in PVRTexTool



I used ImageMagick software to convert PNG 32 bit to PNG 16bit (RGBA4444)

But when i view the properties of the image in PVRTexTool, it is still showing me RGBA8888.


Is there any bug in reading bit depth for PVRTexTool?


Hi Kashyap,

This isn’t a bug - as PVRTexTool is a texture tool and not an image tool, the bit depth of image formats not recorded. Image files are simply turned into 32-bit bitmaps and PVRTexTool works from there. This is true of loading any image files into PVRTexTool. To manipulate texture data, PVRTexTool needs the texture to be in RGBA8888 anyway, so nothing is lost.




Hi Tobias,


Thanks for that info