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Harold Morgan
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      07-07-2003, 06:21 AM
I would like to be able to convert a series of pictures to contain a maximum
number of colors to 16. I then plan to run them through ImpressionX and
create a custom coloring book for my niece.

However, the posterize effect doesn't seem to be giving me the effect I
need. How do I reduce a pictures to a certain number of colors, or perhaps
to translate a photo's palette to one that I specify?

Thanks in advance, Harold


 
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Tom Thackrey
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      07-07-2003, 06:27 AM

On 6-Jul-2003, "Harold Morgan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I would like to be able to convert a series of pictures to contain a
> maximum
> number of colors to 16. I then plan to run them through ImpressionX and
> create a custom coloring book for my niece.
>
> However, the posterize effect doesn't seem to be giving me the effect I
> need. How do I reduce a pictures to a certain number of colors, or perhaps
> to translate a photo's palette to one that I specify?


If posterize doesn't do what you want you could do a save for web to a 16
color gif.

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      07-08-2003, 07:41 PM
Try under filters, artistic, cut. I'm guessing from memory, the
latest issue of photoshop user had this in it.
 
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      07-09-2003, 11:56 PM
You can use save for web.

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Demo at http://www.vizros.com/gallery.html



"Harold Morgan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
> I would like to be able to convert a series of pictures to contain a maximum
> number of colors to 16. I then plan to run them through ImpressionX and
> create a custom coloring book for my niece.
>
> However, the posterize effect doesn't seem to be giving me the effect I
> need. How do I reduce a pictures to a certain number of colors, or perhaps
> to translate a photo's palette to one that I specify?
>
> Thanks in advance, Harold

 
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      04-19-2009, 05:40 AM
I figured out how do to it in CS3. First reduced your image in size, say to 6"X4", then save for web & devices, (alt-F, D). Then save for .png-8, you will find the option for the number of colors on the right hand side of the options.

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