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Paul Bravery

1bit B&W images in Affinity Photo?

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Thought I'd bump this as I've been searching for information on how to/whether it's possible to have totally clean BMP artwork - as in just black and white, no antialiasing on the line. The equivalent of Photoshop's pencil tool, but also to scan in BMP mode.


Is it possible or is not a feature? Thank you.

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I've tried the following approach:

- black and white conversion layer

- posterise layer (two colors)

- treshhold or levels or curves layer to get pure white and blacks


Hope this helps :)



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Thanks for your reply, MBd - much appreciated. Re-reading my post I see I worded it quite badly ... it wasn't the artwork I wanted as 1-bit BMP, but an equivalent of Photoshop's hard-edged (ie. no anti-aliasing) pencil tool.


I think I've found it in AP's Pixel Tool (slightly modified).


I was also having a problem with scanning on my new computer - a separate issue, and I think I've solved that too.


Thank you again :-)

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Hi all, 


Just to clarify, I've uploaded an example (very low res) of the bitmap format that I was referring to (not .bmp necessarily). 


Screen shots of the Bitmap choices available in Photoshop: 






Bitmap version: 




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