File Open dialog: query data conversion

When you open a file saved in e.g. TIFF File Format it may happen that you get a dialog like this:

 Input file is in 16 bit TIFF format: select target data type:

  To float        To 16 bit signed        To 8 bit unsigned

If you select a format other than Float Type, another dialog will pop up like follows:

 Select conversion mode:

Scale by 2        Clip values > 32767

If your microscope data was originally 8 or 12 bit saved in a 16 bit file this can be safely imported as "16 bit signed", with values larger than 32767 clipped. This is the recommended option in order to save memory.

Please see → Integer Type to understand what is happening here.