[poppler] Poppler and 16 bit images, workaround or not?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sat Apr 12 16:32:20 PDT 2008

Hi, poppler is not prepared at all for 16 bits per component images, 
everywhere it assumes a component of the color fits into a Guchar (8 bits).

You can see the consequences with the pdf present at 

I have attached a 5 line patch that "fools" poppler and makes it use the high 
8 bits and discard the other 8.

This makes it "work" but it's obviously a workaround and not the real solution 
and i have only this pdf using 16 bits per component and it's really a "test 
document" not a real one.

So i'm hesitating if incorporating the patch (with comments explaining the 
workaround) or not doing it.


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