reading Image Quant files

John Edward Hill hill at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu
Sat Jun 25 09:31:05 EST 1994


In article <2795 at alsys1.aecom.yu.edu>, ness at aecom.yu.edu (seth ness) writes:
> hi,
> 
> how can i read image quant (molecular dynamics) files in another program.
> i've managed to open the 8 bit files in photoshop. But when i try to open
> the original
> 16 bit files i get garbage?
> 
> seth ness
> ness at aecom.yu.edu

Very few programs can deal directly with 16-bit TIFF files.  Molecular
Dynamics has a modified version of NIH Image (for Macs, version 1.4.1
or so of NIH Image) that will accept the 16-bit TIFF files (*.GEL from
the PhosphorImager, Densitometer, etc.)

The MDPP package from Ross Smith (anonymous FTP to mcclb0.med.nyu.edu
although the address will be changing in the near future) can also
read 16-bit TIFF files.  It currently runs under VMS, Ultrix, and
DEC's OSF/1 using a Motif X-Window interface.

Otherwise you have to do the 16-bit to 8-bit conversion and work with
teh 8-bit files.  If your data does not span too great a range or
you're only interested in using the file for a figure, the 8-bit
version should be fine.

Best,
John
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