16-to-8 Bit Conversion

Converts 16 bit imagery from Sentinel-2 into 8 bit imagery.

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A processing block that enables using partner processing blocks that require 8 bit imagery with 16 bit imagery from Sentinel-2 L2A.

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Data blocks

Catalog collections

How it works

This block has no configurable JSON parameters.

The block takes 16 bit GeoTIFF images as input and applies a conversion factor to output 8 bit GeoTIFF images. The conversion uses the formula below:

result=val_12bit2812121result = val{\_}12bit \frac{2^8 - 1}{2^{12} - 1}


A workflow with the following blocks:

  "aws-s2-l2a:1": {
    "ids": null,
    "bbox": [13.338221, 52.503106, 13.369208, 52.522625],
    "time": "2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00",
    "limit": 1,
    "time_series": null,
    "max_cloud_cover": 100
  "s2-superresolution:1": {
    "bbox": [13.338221, 52.503106, 13.369208, 52.522625],
    "contains": null,
    "intersects": null,
    "clip_to_aoi": true,
    "copy_original_bands": true
  "up42-16to8bit-conversion:1": {}




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.