What is the .IM8 File Extension?
.IM8 File Extension Description:
The file extension IM8 is defined as an 8 bit raster graphic file by Sun. Files with the IM8 file extension as used by Sun, are raster or bitmap images. Raster images are computer digital images that are created or taken, as in the case when a photo is scanned, as a set of samples from a defined plane. A raster essentially, is a grid having the x and y coordinates on a given plane; a z coordinate may be included for 3D images.
Raster images, such as images saved in the file extension IM8, therefore define the point, having the x and y coordinates on the plane, and its characteristics like the color values. Each of these points has each of its colors defined individually in the RGB color space, where three bytes of data would correspond to each of the three colors, red, green and blue. Monochrome images would have smaller bytes than colored images.
Colored images usually will have one to eight bits for definition of its color. The color depth and the resolution determine the quality of a raster image. It usually takes a larger amount of data to save a good quality of raster image file so data compression techniques are used to reduce the sizes of these files making it easier to be stored on a data medium.
Files with the IM8 file extension are often larger than a vector graphics file. Raster files can be changed with minimal loss in information. Raster images, such as graphic files with the IM8 file extension, are also dependent on the resolution, and are used for practical purposes. Most computer monitors displays 72 up to 130 points per inch, and typically a monitor resolution of 150 t o 300 points per inch would work best for CMYK processes. File formats included as raster files would have the following file extensions; BMP, TIFF, GIF, and JPEG.Author: Sun
Author URL: http://www.sun.com/
Related Applications: Sun applications, Various Image Editors, Various Image Viewers
Common Path: C:/ Program Files
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The Cause for .IM8 files Errors:
.IM8 files errors are possibly critical Windows file errors and many times are caused by a damaged registry that you should rectify at once to protect against additional corruption in other applications and/or hardware. Risks include device damage, blue screen errors and fatal system crashes.
Symptoms of .IM8 files Errors:
Common symptoms from .IM8 files errors include slower system speed, excessive program start up times, trouble saving documents, long pauses in application routines, applications closes without showing an error, input freezing and applications crash.
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