## Pixel data types

## Pixel data type conversions

### Activity: 16-bit to 8-bit conversion

- Open image: xy_16bit__two_values.tif
- Convert to 8-bit
- Understand the mathematics underlying the conversion from 16-bit to 8-bit.

### Activity: 16-bit to float conversion

- Open image: xy_16bit__two_values.tif
- Convert to float

### Formative Assessment

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- Changing pixel data type never changes pixel values.
- Converting from 16-bit unsigned integer to float never changes the pixel values.
- Changing from float to 16-bit unsigned integer never changes the pixel values.
- There is only one correct way to convert from 16-bit to 8-bit.