How to Convert Images to Bitmap Mode in Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements enables you to convert images to bitmap mode, commonly used in printing line art, such as black-and-white logos, illustrations, or black-and-white effects that you create from your RGB images. Also, you can scan your analog signature as a bitmap image and import it into other programs. You need to first convert to grayscale and then convert from grayscale to bitmap.

1

Open an image that you want to convert to Bitmap mode.

You can open the image in either Edit Full or Edit Quick mode.

2

Choose Image→Mode→Bitmap.

If you start in RGB mode, Elements prompts you to convert to grayscale.

3

Click OK.

The Bitmap dialog box appears, providing options for selecting the output resolution and a conversion method.

4

Select a resolution.

By default, the Bitmap dialog box displays the current resolution. You can edit the text box and type a new resolution value or accept the default.

5

Select an option from the Use drop-down menu.

The figure shows a comparison of the different methods used in converting RGB images to bitmaps.

6

Click OK.

Your image is converted to Bitmap mode.

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