2.46 and indexed color space UV-texture .bmp file bug

The Blender 2.46 give a ‘Unknow file format’ error message with indexed color space UV texture bitmap file (.bmp) in Window XP(sp2) and in Ubuntu 8.04.


As far as I know, index coloured BMPs aren’t and never have been supported, only 24 bit RGB.

The previous Blender version I used from ~2.36-2.45 were able to show the indexed color .bmp UV textures without any problem.
A sample file with packed textures

Is there a developer forum to report this bug?

Here is the official page on how to report a bug, including a link to the bug tracker: