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comment Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format
(N.B. It's 565, not 585.) For me it was not enough to have the image in RGB mode, I had to further set it to 8 bits per channel as explained by Scott here
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Photoshop does support 16 bit RGB 565 as a "save as" format, this question shows how
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Ah, 8 bits per channel, so 16 bit RGB 565 has less color depth than 8 bit. That was definitely confusing me, thank you.
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
So when I save as 16 bit RGB 565 (as in this question), which I can now with your suggestion to work in 8 bit, isn't the 16bit referring to the color depth?
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
Scott, I'm not sure how I'd be able to work that out, I only have one version installed.
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comment How to save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?
And you'd be right :-) Why force you to work in 8 bit in order to save in 16. Very counter intuitive. Anyway, please do post this as the answer and I'll mark it as such.
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comment Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format
Very useful question: RGB 565 format is the bitmap format used in the .Net Micro Framework (at least that's what brought me here, eventually), other formats are converted to it.
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accepted Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
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comment Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
Thanks Scott, that's a useful way of acheiving the effect that I am after, though it is more long-winded than I would expect. I've added "CS5" to the first line of the question. I didn't add it initially as I assumed that this was such a basic and obvious function that it would exist in Photoshop from time immemorial - clearly not!
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comment Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
Thanks Scott. That's exactly what I'd hoped / expected to find. I've added another Photoshop screenshot to the question that focuses on the menu / toolbar. Mine looks nothing like yours: I do not see stroke and I do not see fill.